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Johanneshof Cellars - European Tradition meets Kiwi Ingenuity

Updated: Jul 2, 2018

In 1991, Edel Everling and Warwick Foley pioneered an artisan winery by mixing European tradition with modern Kiwi ingenuity. Hailing from opposite sides of the globe, both winemakers trained and worked in Edel’s homeland Germany where their passion for wine & Methode Traditionnelle led them on a live long wine journey spanning more than 30 years.

Today, Johanneshof Cellars is renowned for producing multi-award winning wines, including Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, aromatic whites, home grown Pinot Noir, and of course classic Methode Traditionnelle. They even produce outstanding spirits such as Brandy and Grappa.

Johanneshof Cellars wines are handcrafted onsite at their stunning Johanneshof winery, which is encompassed by the steep hills of their Maybern Vineyard. One of the true sites to see in Marlborough is Johanneshof's underground cellar, the first rock cellar in New Zealand. Tunneled 20 meters deep and 50 meters long in solid sand stone, it safely stores future award winning gems as they mature in French Barriques and German barrels. It also houses some real treasures like their Methode Marlborough "Emmi", resting at least seven years on lees in the bottle.

Building on Edel and Warwick’s 30+ years of expertise in Methode Traditionnelle, Johanneshof is a proud founding member of Methode Marlborough.

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