Marjory and Edward Leung are absolutely passionate Pinot Noir lovers. Their passion led to the purchase in 1993 of 13 acres of land in Martinborough and in 1995 eight acres were planted, mostly in pinot noir. Ma Maison produces a single vineyard Pinot Noir and their main aim is to produce pinot noir of exceptional quality, reflecting the terroir they come from and wines that they can enjoy. The pursuit of their passion led to the appointment of Chris as their contract Winemaker, and Glenys Hansen as their Consultant Viticulturist. Their first vintage started in 2003 and the rest is history.
All Ma Maison wines are hand harvested with minimal winemaking interference and very little fining or filtration. Vines are low cropped (about 1 to 1.5 tonnes/acre) vines and meticulously maintained. Our winemaking philosophy is to express the terroir as best as we can and be as gentle as possible to produce Pinot that is the best the land can produce with elegance, complexity, balance and underlying power that can age gracefully. Ma Maison have also planted a small number of Chardonnay vines – the Mendoza clone, which produces a mineral elegant chardonnay.