Founded in an Adelaide garage in 2014, MAAN is a family owned business, operated by two cousins who are deeply embedded in the wine industry. We're an Australian Startup Winery with a difference, we're more than just wine makers, we're change makers, experience makers, and some might even say trouble makers.
Our journey is just beginning, and our wine story is still being written, come along for the ride!
Like any good wine, a business partnership requires the perfect pairing.
Matt Anderson, a Melbourne based Marketer, and Anthony Neilson, a seasoned Winemaker based in Adelaide, combine to form the perfect MA-AN.
Anthony Neilson - Winemaker
Anthony has worked in wineries since completing his Winemaking Degree at Adelaide Uni in 2005, working at a number of wineries, including stints in Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, Santa Ynez Valley (California) and St Emilion (Bordeaux). Anthony has also spent many years living and working in the Margaret River and McLaren Vale wine regions.
Matt Anderson - General Manager
Matt developed his love affair with wine whilst completing his Commerce Degree at Adelaide University, working at a number of wine stores and as a marketing consultant to the wine industry. This passion developed to the point where he worked vintages at some of Australia's best wineries, and knew he wanted to be involved in the industry which served his tastebuds so well.
✓ Break the rules
Ironically we've jotted down some ideas below on how we do things, but at the core of it all is our belief that rules are made for breaking, even these ones.
✓ Customers are friends we haven't met - Yet.
We treat people like friends, not customers. It isn't bullshit for us to say we want to meet everyone who smashes a couple of glasses of MAAN.
✓ Be thirsty to learn
We have always surrounded ourselves with bright and talented people who know a lot more than we do. Nothing's perfect, and we learn as we go, share what we learn and never school anyone.
✓ Be humble
We're ridiculously proud of MAAN, but we let the punters make up their own minds.
✓ Have fun
Who says wine has to be serious, we know how to have a good time, it's only a fruit drink after all.
We want to make the experience of buying wine online, as quick, easy and affordable as possible.
→ The Best Fruit
Quantity over quality isn’t in our vocabulary. Only the best and most concentrated berries (organic and bio-dynamic where possible) from some of the best McLaren Vale vineyards make the cut.
We source grapes from Australia's best vineyards to craft wines that are a reflection of the people who make them, expressive, approachable and exceptionally handsome.
→ The Best People
→ The Best Equipment
→ The Best Winemaking
All this wine talk has probably got you nice and thirsty. Shop the collection of our delicious wines and take home a bottle of greatness today!