Man O War

Man O War

Famed for their wine style oozing with power and aroma, Man O' War is considered one of the best wineries in New Zealand.

Located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf, Man O’ War boasts a pristine and beautiful spread of coastal hillsides with high cliffs and stunning beaches.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown of Robert Parker's "The Wine Advocate" declared Man O’ War “…without a doubt one of New Zealand’s greatest wineries in the making and one to watch.”

Have a taste!





Man O' War Gravestone Sauvignon Semillon 2018

Man O' War Gravestone Sauvignon Semillon 2018

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Man O' War Gravestone Sauvignon Semillon 2018

Man O' War Gravestone Sauvignon Semillon 2018

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Taking it's name from the fluted basalt boulders that solemnly surround our volcanic hilltop vineyards, Gravestone is bequeathed upon the finest blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Fully fermented in barrel.


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Man O' War Estate Syrah 2019

Man O' War Estate Syrah 2019

23,99 € - 24,99 €*

33,32 € pro Liter

Man O' War Estate Syrah 2019

Man O' War Estate Syrah 2019

23,99 € - 24,99 €*

33,32 € pro Liter

A delicious example of good quality Waiheke Syrah from this proven and much admired producer. From an exceptional vintage.


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Man O' War Valhalla Chardonnay 2019

Man O' War Valhalla Chardonnay 2019

30,99 € - 32,99 €*

43,99 € pro Liter

Man O' War Valhalla Chardonnay 2019

Man O' War Valhalla Chardonnay 2019

30,99 € - 32,99 €*

43,99 € pro Liter

The Valhalla 2019 is beautifully composed and magnificently styled, an iconic Chardonnay for the ages. A big and bold Chardonnay style with funk.


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Man O' War Ironclad 2017

Man O' War Ironclad 2017

33,99 € - 34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

Man O' War Ironclad 2017

Man O' War Ironclad 2017

33,99 € - 34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

From Waiheke's breathtakingly appointed Man O' War. Their flagship blend is mainly Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Complex with subtle power, harmony and aromatic notes of red berries, cassis and cedar.


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Man O' War Dreadnought Syrah 2017

Man O' War Dreadnought Syrah 2017

37,99 € - 39,99 €*

53,32 € pro Liter

Man O' War Dreadnought Syrah 2017

Man O' War Dreadnought Syrah 2017

37,99 € - 39,99 €*

53,32 € pro Liter

One of New Zealand's best Syrah: a supremely classy Syrah, rich and full bodied but with the elegance we love in cool-climate Syrah. From one of Waiheke Island's top producers. Clearly the only thing you should dread here is missing out on this world class Waiheke Island Syrah.


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About Man O' War Vineyards

Located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf, Man O’ War boasts a pristine and beautiful spread of coastal hillsides with high cliffs and stunning beaches. Perfect natural conditions together with high winemaking skills attribute to the success of Man O'War wines. Dramatic scenery and panoramic views are all around when you visit the island home of the Man O'War vineyards.

The name Man O' War

It was along this coastline that Captain James Cook came to anchor during his first voyage around the islands of New Zealand in 1769. Upon sighting the ancient stands of magnificent Kauri trees ashore, Cook noted in his journals that they would make ideal masts for the Man O’ War warships of the Royal Navy. Thus the name Man O’ War was bestowed upon this unique land.

Man O' War vineyards

Over two hundred years after Cook first sighted Man O’ War, the Spencer family was convinced that world class wine could be grown here. Throwing caution to the wind the first vines were planted in 1993.

Today Man O’ War is still a family business and consists of 60 ha of vines planted in 76 individual hillside blocks, each with a distinct soil profile and microclimate.

Every single block bears the footprints, and sometimes the names, of those who transformed Man O’ War’s rugged hillsides into a spectacular patchwork of vines. Each block has been meticulously designed with different rootstocks, clones and planting densities to best match the specific terroir on offer.

Each small parcel of vines is carefully tended and harvested by hand, then vinified separately, fusing classic Old World techniques with innovative New World ideas.

Praise for Man O' War

Top Wineries of New Zealand 2018 & 2019 & 2020 & 2021 – Bob Campbell MW

“Man O’ War has established itself as one of the most serious winegrowers on Waiheke Island… Man O’ War has helped make Waiheke Island wine accessible to the general consumer, while the flagship black-labelled wines have earned extremely high critical praise as among the finest examples from Waiheke.” – Raymond Chan

“Man O’War – sensational Syrah from New Zealand.” – Jamie Goode

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