Sustainability

We are certified under Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand which means that the vineyard, winery and bottling are all certified sustainable. If a New Zealand wine doesn’t state that the wine’s sustainable, then either they don’t care enough, or it isn’t certified sustainable.

but we try to do more…

Our microclimate reduces the incidence of disease. Continuous care and careful soil management help us reduce chemical use to a minimum. We compare very well to the average New Zealand vineyard, with just 65% of the average treatments. We do this by being big enough to own the equipment to do it ourselves and being small enough to live and breathe the vineyard environment. That means we monitor and react, rather than assuming the worst will happen and applying prescribed treatments based on calendar spraying. If it doesn’t need to be done, then we don’t do it. Our mantra of Minimal Intervention drives us to keep our vines healthy and productive with minimal impact on our environment.

and even here in the USA…

We bring our wines into both East and West coasts, so the finished wine spends less time in a carbon thirsty truck moving across America.