Founded by Boston-based wine lovers Arié Dahan, Beth Ann Dahan, and Max Risman, Vela Wines was launched in 2011 with the goal to bring the exclusive taste of New Zealand to America.
Captivated by the country and people of New Zealand, and driven by passion and adventure, the group traveled to find what would soon be a vineyard of their own. On their twelfth night of traveling, they visited the astronomical observatory on Mount John, and were mesmerized by the beauty of the stars. After purchasing the vineyard they visited the following day, the label Twelfth Night Wines was born, appropriately named after the inspirational night.
Located in Central Otago, their vineyard, named after their company Vela Wines, sits among breathtaking views of stunning mountains and the captivating Lake Dunstan. Constantly inspired by New Zealand, Twelfth Night Wines hopes to share a bit of the country’s beauty in every bottle.