Located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, Man O’ War boasts pristine and beautiful spread of coastal hillsides with high cliffs and stunning beaches. This rugged and beautiful coastline was “Discovered” in 1769 by Captain James Cook, and today we take responsibility for maintaining its beauty and integrity for future generations. We first introduced grapes to Man O’ War in 1993, firm in the belief that world-class wines could be produced here. Since then we have carefully selected and developed 76 individual pockets of hillsides, each chosen for the unique and exceptional qualities they bring to our wines. Today 150 acres of vines are strategically placed around Man O’War’s 4500 acres, enhancing its intrinsic beauty. Meticulous design ensures that the distinct soil profile and micro-climate of each block is used to best advantage with different rootstocks, clones and planting densities selected to match the specific terroir.