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.
From the start, Ara was built around a group of passionate wine people intent on realising the potential of this special vineyard.
Inspired by the extraordinary potential of the Ara estate, we are a team of wine professionals who enjoy being part of an evolutionary journey.