Our Story

Moana Park was developed in 2000 by Dan & Kaylea Barker, with the pursuit of challenging age-old winemaking habits to produce wines that are naturally grown, free of allergy inducing additives, and a pure joy to drink. Dan, Young Winemaker of the Year in 2003, prefers to let nature determine the flavors of the wine and let the quality of the grapes decide which ones make it into the bottle.  The Gimblett Road vineyard is an ideal location, having its own micro climate created by prevailing winds and the stony soil retaining heat - very unique to the rest of NZ's cool climate.