Maimai Creek

Hawke's Bay New Zealand

Ngatarawa Vineyard

Maimai is the New Zealand term for a duck blind, commonly seen on the rivers and waterways across the Hawkes Bay district. For three generations Mal McLennan and his family have farmed this land and they grow grapes in two superb locations. His vineyards at coastal Awatoto and inland on the red metals of the Bridge Pa triangle express the best of the region – clean cool climate whites and complex, elegant red wines.
In 1995 Maimai was one of 25 pioneering vineyards where the NZ wine industry carried out research work to develop an integrated management program that was the forerunner to today’s Sustainable Winegrowing Program.