Fitting like a glove into Mahana Estates winery
Michael Glover is a local lad who has come home to the place he loves, Upper Moutere, as the winemaker for Mahana Estate. I first met Glover when he was a teenager hanging around his parent’s winery, Glovers Vineyard in Gardeners Valley, and it is fair to say his father’s singlemindedness and stubbornness has rubbed off on Glover junior. Back in those days he was a lean, mean racing machine of road cycling. He was a member of the original Upper Moutere Wheelers that was established as a breakaway from the Nelson Club, now called the Tasman Wheelers it is one of the strongest road cycling clubs in the country.