Mahi | Marlborough
In 2001, Brian Bicknell and his wife Nicola decided to start a small winery in Marlborough, New Zealand. Brian had been making wine in various parts of the world for fifteen years up until that point, including France, Hungary and Chile, but he wanted to lay his roots back home in New Zealand. They started Mahi because Brian had a true passion for the great vineyard sites of Marlborough and felt that the personality of Marlborough was getting lost. The name 'Mahi' was chosen as it means “your work, your craft” in the indigenous Maori language. For the Bicknells, wine is their passion and their craft, and they aim at creating wines with texture and a true sense of place through sorting in the vineyard of their seven estate vineyards, hand-picking, some whole cluster pressing, indigenous fermentations, and minimalist winemaking.