Man O’ War Station is located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, it boasts pristine and beautiful coastal
hillsides with high cliffs and stunning beaches. This rugged and beautiful coastline was “Discovered” in 1769
by Captain James Cook. Today, 150 acres of vines are strategically placed around Man O’ War’s 4500 acres.
By Combining Waiheke islands rugged canvas with new world viticulture, Our wines are hand crafted from vine
to bottle creating the true essence that is Man O’ War Vineyards.
Ironclad is named in honour of the 19th Century warships characterised by the iron armour bolted onto their wooden hulls, much as iron courses through the veins of our warm clay hillside vineyards.
Lifted aromas of fresh blueberry, crushed stone, brown spice and clove lead into a rich and succulent palate framed with a core of fine tannin and a long lingering finish. 2016 Ironclad is a classic Cabernet franc and Merlot dominant blend, totally appealing in its youth but developing more savoury notes with time and always rewarding careful cellaring.