News & Events



Love being involved in local events, so really excited for the Renwick Community Harvest Party on Saturday 25th March, from 4-7pm, at Rousehill Reserve. We will have our latest releases available for tasting including the 2016 Marlborough Pinot Gris, 2016 Marlborough Rose and the 2015 Marlborough Pinot Noir. Last year was a lot of fun and it would be great to see you this weekend to share a few nibbles, wines and laughs.


It’s an exciting time of year, with a busy calendar, and some fantastic upcoming events. Although I’m back in the land of the long white cloud again, I’m on the road and heading up north. Over the course of my travels I’m particularly excited to be a part of two evening events that feature perfectly designed wine and food matched dinners. Take a look at the details below – I’d love to see you there.  A L P I N O   D I N N E R   2 7 . 0 2 . 2 0 1 7 Join us and spend the night Indulging in an exquisite dinner at Alpino in Cambridge. The Chefs have designed six courses inspired to perfectly accompany a selection of five Mahi wines. Come dine with us, we’d love to see you there! Check out more about Alpino here or get in touch to save your spot N O M A D   D I N N E R 0 6 . 0 3 . 2 0 1 7 First time pairing up with Nomad Food + Wine in Tauranga and can’t wait! The chance to experience a…



It’s an exciting time of year, with a busy calendar, and some fantastic upcoming events. I’m back on the road again, heading abroad, and am looking forward to being a part of a number of special evenings. Take a look at the details below. The first leg of my travel itinerary takes me to England. I have been lucky enough to partner up with two organisations and have the chance to show Mahi wines at both. The spots are filling up and it’s set to be a fantastic few nights. P O P   B R I X T O N   T A S T I N G 1 5 . 0 2 . 2 0 1 7 I am finally making a stop at The New Zealand Wine Cellar’s London Store in Brixton. A well overdue visit, I will be there from 6pm-8pm talking about Mahi and all things wine related. Check out more details here or get in touch to save your spot   H O T E L   T E R R A V I N…


10 Year Anniversary of the Mahi Winery

Ten years ago today we walked into a place of Marlborough history that was to become the home of Mahi. So many great memories, people, wines and nights have been shared here and it is still one of my favourite places to be. I still love walking through the winery doors to that familiar smell and feel, and could not have hoped for a better place to fulfil a long-held dream of having a winery; a place to express ourselves through our wines. Many thanks to all the folk that have been part of it along the way and look forward to sharing a meal and wines this evening with our current team, including Pat and Kate who have been here for most of the ride. Here is to the adventures and vintages to come!


It is always a highlight on the calendar when I get to pair up with a great restaurant like Avida, alongside an old friend such as Stephen Morris, to host a winemaker’s dinner. However, the night of Saturday 12th November is particularly special as all proceeds will go to the Karen Louisa Foundation. An incredibly deserving cause, the Karen Louisa Foundation is a registered charitable trust which honours the life and aspirations of the late Karen Louisa Hunter. Established to generate funding and provide direct assistance by various means, the Karen Louisa Foundation supports patients with secondary breast cancer in New Zealand. SATURDAY 12TH NOVEMBER  |  AVIDA  |  7.00PM  |  TICKETS $100 – ALL PROCEEDS TO THE KAREN LOUISA FOUNDATION Events hosted for the Karen Louisa Foundation are centred on Wellington’s vibrant food and dining culture and this one is no different. The night will take place at Avida Bar located near Wellington’s Queen’s Wharf. It will be a night of great food, wine and companionship. I would like to invite you to join us and show support for the Karen Louisa Foundation. Please enquire about bookings from We hope…


DAY AFTER @ MAHI – Sunday 15th February (WINE & FOOD WEEKEND)

Don’t let the festival spirit die over the Wine & Food Festival Weekend… Come kick back and relax at Mahi on Sunday 15th February and make the most of summer in Marlborough! Local bands The Sub-Regionals and Little Orbit will keep the tunes chilled, The Fire Truck, Wellington’s smokin BBQ master on wheels will be cranking out some tasty southern style eats and we’ll have plenty of cold Mahi wines and Garage Project beers on hand to keep the thirst at bay. BYO picnic blanket is advised. Park up, chill out for the day and celebrate Sunday! When: Sunday 15th February 2015 (day after Marlborough Wine & Food Festival) Time: 12 noon – 6pm Where: Mahi winery, 9 Terrace Road, Renwick Tickets: $15 ea To reserve tickets please contact Gemma on (03) 572 8859 or For more information follow us:  


We will once again be opening our doors for visitors to the Cellar Door during the upcoming 2014/15 season and are looking forward to welcoming guests from near and far. Opening day will be Tuesday 4th November (after the Marlborough Anniversary public holiday) and will stay open until March 2015 (pre harvest). An ever changing selection of Mahi wines will be available for tasting as well as wines by the glass and a concise menu of French cheeses and snacks to accompany your wine. A printable menu is available through our website. Opening hours are as follows: Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays) 1pm – 4.30pm or by appointment We look forward to seeing you at Mahi sometime soon. For any enquiries please contact Gemma Lyons on +64 3 572 8859 or


The Poronui Hunting Lodge Food & Wine weekend is one of the highlights of our year and encapsulates perfectly what we love about being New Zealanders, the luxury of space and beauty of our landscapes, remarkable produce and the fantastic company of passionate people. For the fourth year running we are delighted to be once again joining forces with a great mate and incredibly passionate chef, Martin Bosley.  The weekend culminates in a gala degustation dinner prepared by Martin and offers the chance for our wines to be appreciated with superb produce prepared lovingly.  To share this meal with a handful of guests who are just as passionate about food and wine is special on so many levels.  An insight into the menu below… we are still deciding on the wine pairings. This weekend books out early every year, if you are interested in learning more visit       Canapés Whitebait Omelette, Miso Mayonnaise Venison Tartare, Shaved Mushroom Whipped Feta Gougere, Thyme Honey Pickled Cloudy Bay Clam, Pickled Potato, Watercress Sourdough Bread, Cultured Butter, Herbed Lake Grassmere Sea…



CALLING ALL NZ RESTAURATEURS… WANT TO EXPERIENCE VINTAGE AT MAHI FIRST HAND? Well why not join us! We have started something of a tradition where we invite a couple of hospitality people to Marlborough each year to share the experience of vintage, so you get to know the smells, feel and fun that is harvest time at Mahi. You will get behind the scenes experience, from hand picking and sorting, to indigenous yeast ferments, whole cluster pressing and barrel work. Flex your muscles with some hand plunging of our Pinot Noir ferments (not for the faint hearted). Though it’s not all hard work and no play, at the end of the day we all sit down together to a nice meal and a few bottles of wine and relax by the fire. We would love to have more people down but cannot afford it, in order to decide on whom, we ask that you answer a simple question:   When was Mahi’s first vintage and what wine was made?   Check out our website – to find the answer.…


LA BOCA LOCA @ MAHI – Sunday 17th November

We are thrilled to have Will and Kim of Wellington’s finest taqueria La Boca Loca come visit Mahi and prepare an incredible Sunday lunch for our one and only Shared Table @ Mahi this year.   Feast your eyes (and your stomachs if you’re lucky enough) on the Mexican delicacies Will has in store.   to start tio point oyster with pico de gallo Mahi ‘Marlborough’ Pinot Gris 2013 3 little tacos epazote steamed duck with pomegranate salsa on white tortilla char grilled asparagus, goats cheese, mint and avocado on blue tortilla ceviche on yellow tortilla Mahi ‘Boundary Farm’ Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Mahi ‘Marlborough’ Chardonnay 2012 main slow braised goat, seaweed, pickled cabbage, pearl barley and ancho chilli Mahi ‘Marlborough’ Pinot Noir 2010 Mahi ‘Marlborough’ Pinot Noir 2012 to finish blue masa, peach and mezcal trifle Details as follows: Sunday 17th November 2013 12 noon for 12.30 start Mahi winery, 9 Terrace Road, Renwick $95 per head – includes 4 courses + matching wines   To book contact Gemma at Mahi on (03) 572 8859 or