Nova Vita

Nova Vita’s philosophy is to make elegant and premium quality wines from the Adelaide Hills whilst applying sustainable practices to both their approach to viticulture and winemaking. Nova Vita are not just about growing grapes; they are also about sustainability. Always encouraging the use of naturally occurring biological systems in the vineyard to control pests and are selectively applying Biodynamic practices on vineyard blocks to investigate its suitability as a sustainable practice.


The Project K range of wines is Nova Vita’s natural wine project and was born in January 2019 when Mark Kozned and Chris Parsons were looking for a new challenge beyond the Firebird range. The opportunity to use fruit from the Woodlands Ridge Vineyard as it went through the organic transition process and other select parcels of Adelaide Hills grapes from vineyards with similar philosophies is now the basis for the Project K range.

Adelaide Hills, SA
22.2 °C to 10.6 °C
34.9063° S
138.8397° E

Firebird Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Firebird Sauvignon Blanc
Firebird Pinot Gris
Firebird Rosé (Pinot Noir)
Firebird Gruner Veltliner
Firebird Chardonnay
Firebird Sangiovese
Firebird Pinot Noir
Firebird Shiraz
Project K The GTR Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Rielsing
Project K The GV Gruner Veltliner
Project K SPN Shiraz, Pinot Noir
Project K MPN Montelpuciano Pinot Noir

Mark Kozned Mark Kozned’s wine journey started in 1998 when he decided that he wanted a new life. Nova Vita, meaning new life, was born sitting with Joanne in a little French café in London. After being away from Australia for several years, he gave up his international investment banking career to pursue his real passion – growing grapes and making wine. Twenty years of grape growing and 10 vintages later at Tintara and Revenir, and an on-and-off again Masters of Viticulture and Oenology at Adelaide University; he is still restless. His winemaking philosophy focuses on sustainable practices and letting the wine do the talking. Mark also strives to be edgy and different, having recently experimented with natural wine with the Project K range.

Sustainable Winegrowing

2020 Nova Vita Firebird Sauvignon Blanc Gold, Royal Perth Show
2017 Nova Vita Firebird Chardonnay – 92 points Halliday Wine Companion