Alana Estate – NZ Wine Website of the Week

Alana Estate was founded by Ian and Alana Smart who still work day to day in the Company. Alana wines are very sought after around the world and are on strict allocation. Markets in the USA and UK account for the majority of exports. An allocation of wine is purchased by a strong local customer base. Three to four concerts per year are held at the vineyard each summer season featuring local and international acts.

First established In 1993 the founding shareholders headed by Ian and Alana Smart had a strong vision for this 17 hectares of land on the north edge of the Martinborough Terrace. 14 years later this dream has being realised beyond their original expectations.

The first vintage was in 1997 and over the following two to three years the vineyard was developed further. The original vision of producing premium wines has been with Alana Estate since its inception and is true today. Viticulture and wine making practices are hands on – hand picked, hand sorted, handcrafted. A state of the art gravity fed winery allows for gentle handlng of the fruit in the winery.

A beautiful Terraced area allows for Corporate Functions, Weddings or just enjoying a superb Platter and a glass of wine. Distribution is now world wide with Alana wines being sold by Fortnum and Mason in the UK who have selected Alana Estate wines as their ‘house wine’. Alana wines are distributed into top class restaurants through London and the UK. USA, Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore and Germany.

To find out more about Alana Estate, click the banner above to visit their website.

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