This family-owned and run winery was established by husband and wife winemaking team Sarah-Kate and Dan Dineen. Planted in 1994, the Mount Maude vineyard is on the steep, north-facing slopes of the sheltered Maungawera Valley just outside of Wanaka, Central Otago.
Maude and its neighbouring peak Mount Gold present classic Central Otago conditions; crisp purity of air with strong diurnal temperature swings - this makes for very small harvests of outstanding fruit at the very margin of feasible production - when the weather is kind, and it frequently is. These hand-crafted wines are made in Maude’s custom built Wanaka winery using fruit sourced from Cromwell, Bannockburn and Wanaka. The Mount Maude wines come from the estate vineyards.