The name Ara (pronounced ‘are-ah’) is both the indigenous Maori word for “pathway” and Latin for “altar”. Both definitions are compatible with our philosophy. Ara captures our adventurous spirit; it also echoes our deep respect for tradition and our environment.
Ara Wines reflect the purity of the place they come from. Fusing the time-honoured art of winemaking with fresh ideas, we amplify and refine the natural qualities of the remarkable Wairau Valley location. The result is a strikingly different Marlborough, New Zealand experience.