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 MAANtra began as a simple idea, but remains to this day; "Make seriously good wines, that don't take themselves too seriously!
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 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 developed his love affair with wine whilst completing his Commerce Degree at Adelaide University, working at a number of wine stores & as a Management Consultant in the trade. 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.
Anthony & Matt