Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, visited Mahana Villa and Mahana Estates during their Royal Visit to New Zealand. Mahana was honoured for Michael to give a personal tour of the winery to TRHs and share with them our organic and minimal input philosophy. Truly warm and engaging nobility, TRHs interacted with hosts, employees and guests alike. His Royal Highness is an avid painter and outspoken supporter of organic agriculture. Her Royal Highness is the President of the United Kingdom Vineyard Association and enjoyed her short break at the Villa.
TRHs were treated to a display of the region’s finest producers of wine, produce and seafood in the region’s first “Source to Serve” event designed for their visit. Nelson is considered to be the produce and seafood basket of the New Zealand if not Austral-Asia. Wines were matched to the offerings and the region’s great chefs were invited to bring the concept together. Mahana was proud to be the host for this prestigious event and to bring the region’s finest together under our Cellars. Below is a photo chronicle of the afternoon at Mahana Villa and Mahana Estates, during their trip to Nelson, New Zealand. Click on a photo if you want to see more.