Mazuran's

About

The moment you arrive at Mazuran's you realise you have come to a very special place. On one side of the intimate cellar door there are well-ordered shelves of sherry and port, while the other is filled with pictures and memorabilia sharing the lives of the Mazuran family, which has been making fortified wines in this place for generations. The sweet smell of port lingers in the air and you know you will not leave without tasting the fruits of their labours.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Henderson, Auckland.

Features

  • National and international gold medal wines.

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History

George Mazuran arrived in New Zealand in 1926, from Croatia, and bought a large area of land behind Lincoln Road, Henderson in 1938 where the first vintage was harvested 4 years later. The difficulties encountered selling his wine post World War II, inspired Mazuran to become an advocate for the sale of wine and initiated his long career as a political lobbyist. His strong conviction for justice saw Mazuran become one of the most successful lobbyists in New Zealand politics and in 1971 he was awarded the OBE for his services to the wine industry. Chairman of the Wine Institute of New Zealand 1979 - 1980. Made fellow of the Wine Institute of New Zealand 1982. In 2005, Mazuran's contribution to the New Zealand wine industry was further acknowledged with a place amongst the inaugural inductees into the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame.

Now run by Rado Hladilo (who was voted Winemaker of the Year at the 2007 San Francisco International Wine Competition) and his sons Rado and Antony, it remains the only New Zealand winery to distill its own grape brandy for fortifying its wines, many of which are made using the juice from grapes planted in 1938.

The Mazuran sherries are made in the off-dry Amontillado style, while there is a full range of Tawny, Ruby and Vintage ports from which to make your selection. If seeking a real treat, you may consider a bottle or two of vintage port from stocks that go back as far as 1942. If the price of these rare wines has you looking for something more recent, you will not be disappointed because all are made to a very high standard.

The family is very proud of its success at competitions and will happily explain the origins of the medals and trophies, some of which date back to the mid-1950s. Antony has described Mazuran's four double-golds at the 2008 San Fransisco International Wine Competition as their own 'Olympic medals'.

Awards

2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition UK

Vintage Port 2000
Silver Outstanding

Old Tawny Port
Silver Outstanding

Directors Port
Silver

013 San Francisco International Wine Competition
BEST TAWNY - BEST IN SHOW FORTIFIED - Double Gold - Old Tawny Port 1962
BEST PORT - Double Gold - Vintage Port 1973
Double Gold - Old Tawny Port 1965
Double Gold - Vintage Port 1987
Double Gold - Vintage Port 2000
Gold - Old Tawny Port 1967
Silver - Vintage Port 1983

2009 AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge
Gold Directors Port
Gold Old Tawny Port 1960 Trophie
Gold Gold Medal Special Port 1961 Trophie
Silver Vintage Port 1981
Silver White Muscat
Silver Cream Sherry
Silver Old Tawny Port
Seal of Approval Medium Sweet Sherry
Place in top 3 wines

2008 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold Royal Reserve Vintage Port 1949
Double Gold Reserve Tawny Port 1959
Double Gold Vintage Port 1979
Double Gold Vintage Port 1989
Silver Vintage Port 1990
Best of Show 1949 Double Gold

2007 Wine maker of the year USA
2007 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Best Fortified Wine,Double Gold Vintage Port 1948
Double Gold Reserve Tawny Port 1968
Gold Special Tawny Port
Gold Old Tawny Port
Gold Reserve Tawny Port 1958
Silver Vintage Port 1978
Silver Old Tawny Port 1945
Rado Hladilo, Winemaker of the Year 2007

2006 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold White Muscat
Silver Special Madeira Port
Silver 1970 Vintage Port

2005 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold Directors Port
Double Gold Cream Sherry
Silver Special Reserve Port
Bronze 1977 Vintage Port

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Hours

Winter hours : Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm and Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm Summer hours : Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 6.00pm and Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm for wine tasting and sales.

Address

255 Lincoln Road
Henderson, Auckland 0610
New Zealand

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