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Mahana Estates

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What a shame Forster’s is closing at Mahana Estate. We had a superb lunch overlooking the vines and... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Sadly just heard that the restaurant (Forsters) at Mahana is closing down April 19th

Great shame - we have visited several times, by far the best vineyard restaurant in Tasman. Good... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
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PLEASE NOTE: Mahana Cellar Door has closed for winter and will re-open in spring. The only vineyard situated in the stunning region of Mahana, Nelson, NZ. A fully organic winery which is producing wines that speak more about the place they are from...more
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243 Old Coach Road | Rd 1, Upper Moutere, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-543 2817
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

What a shame Forster’s is closing at Mahana Estate. We had a superb lunch overlooking the vines and the distant hillside views that will be hard to forget. I would still visit the winery thought, the scenery will also still be there.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Great shame - we have visited several times, by far the best vineyard restaurant in Tasman. Good luck to the owners, hope they find another base.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bubbleblowernz
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a wine tasting here followed by a nice lunch out on their grassy area. The wines we tasted were average, nothing that especially peaked our interest. The food was good and the setting could not be beat. We would definitely return for another...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JubilantBeggar
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Called in for lunch (superb, see separate review) and thought that we would try a wine tasting in the next door room whilst waiting. 2 main problems, firstly the lady dealing with us was v uninterested and made no effort to engage us in conversation....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We called ahead to check that Mahana were offering wine tasting however when we arrived were informed that they were too busy. Not only this but the manager was rude and short with us. We left without eating but the menu looked good, although expensive.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thegooddoctor2017
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Six visited for lunch 23/1/18. Friendly efficient staff, and great outlook. Salmon Main was superb. Angus steak also beautiful. Aubergine starter was reasonable, but some seasoning was too spicy. For desert the “Strawberry Fields” was sensational in both appearance and taste! The deconstructed cheesecake was...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Explorer747143
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This property was quite a surprise as we’ve been to a few winery restaurants in the area but this one is unique. Firstly the food is five star (without the price ) The service is five star. The staff are well groomed and obviously well...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank PurrdisMum
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

This could just be the very best winery restaurant opportunity in the Nelson District NZ. We have visited this one several times and have never been disappointed with good or service. Wines great also. 2016 Rose is magical. Make sure u make a booking.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank GRL1951
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Had lunch and tasting here. Staff all really nice, setting amazing, and highly recommend getting the tapas platter to start (which I had as my whole meal).

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Culture641642
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We biked up from mapua for my girl friends birthday. Amazon views, $5 wine tasting which is very well priced. We did not get any information about the wine we were drinking like other vine yards do which was actually a good thing as we...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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