Our Story

 

 At Moana Park, we challenge age-old winemaking habits to produce wines that are naturally grown, free of allergy additives, and a pure joy to drink.

That means our wines are low in sulphur, have no added sugar, and all-round better for you. Moana Park is also one of only two certified Vegan wineries in New Zealand of scale and varietals.

We source our fruits from vineyards dotted throughout New Zealand’s most prized wine growing regions, from grapes grown in the unique Gimblett Gravels in the world famous red wine district of the Hawkes Bay, Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, to Pinot Noir from Central Otago New Zealand.

 

NOT ALL WINES ARE CREATED EQUAL

Our whole story and methodology is based on making healthy , low allergen wines which are better for the environment, better for our staff, and better for our customers.

We are passionate about everything that is wine. We love our wine and the land that allows us to make it. We do everything we can to ensure our kids can keep making wine here, which is why we practice sustainable wine growing.


LOW SULPHUR & NO PRESERVATIVE MEANS HEALTHIER WINES. YOUR CHOICE.

At Moana Park all our wines, every single one, is vegan and vegetarian, that is made with no animal based fining agents.

It’s about making great wine by relying on natural fruit flavour and quality over the use of additives and chemicals. less is more in this case, its about what doesn’t go into the wine that counts. Wines which are made from grapes, and grapes alone. Popular animal-derived fining agents used in the production of wine include blood and bone marrow, casein (milk protein), chitin (fiber from crustacean shells), egg albumen (derived from egg whites), fish oil, gelatin (protein from boiling animal parts), and isinglass (gelatin from fish bladder membranes).

 

 Our Vineyards

PUKETAPU VINEYARD | THE HOME BLOCK

The original site in Puketapu that was first planted back in 1981 is still part of the Moana landscape, and while there has been ongoing growth in Hawke’s Bay expansion has never come at the cost of quality. Our viticultural team does thorough assessment of soil types, aspect and climatic conditions before deciding on utilising any piece of land for vineyards.


 

MERE ROAD | GIMBLETT VINEYARD

The Mere Road Vineyard, is the second vineyard in the portfolio in the sub-region surrounding & encompassing Gimblett Road has its own micro climate with Roy’s Hill blocking the prevailing winds and cloud formation, as well as heat retention and reflection from the stony soils during the warm days over summer. This Block is Twyford Type 1 Gravel, meaning there are burms of pure Greywacke all over the site. This lead to us calling the block Onewa, meaning Grey Stone in Maori.

This unique terroir allows extended ripening and enhances the fruit characteristics of the berries, producing generous flavour, balanced acids and consistent physiological ripeness.