Te Awanga Estate
Te Awanga Estate is the passion of Hawke’s Bay winemaking veteran Rod McDonald and a family owned wine business. Everything Rod and his team do are based on their love for making wine and reflects the love for the place they call home - Hawke’s Bay. With enduring energy and drive, they are seeking to make world class wines.
Rod McDonald Wines farm around 70 hectares of vineyards in the Hawke’s Bay and the coastal Te Awanga Estate is home base, home vineyard and cellar door.
Te Awanga vineyard was planted 25 years ago by a group of friends in one of Hawke's Bay's oldest wine growing areas. They dreamt of making the region's greatest wines.
But Rod’s breadth of vision and reach encompasses the wider Hawke’s Bay region, and Te Awanga Estate sources fruit from company owned vineyards in Bridge Pa and Maraekakaho, and a number of specific ‘small blocks’ in other districts. This varied landscape provides an environment in which to grow a number of varieties for an array of wine styles.
Te Awanga Estate has a number of sibling brands: ‘Quarter Acre’, ‘Mister’, and the flagship ‘Trademark’ wines.