Green among the vines

Waipara Valley winemakers are reclaiming some of the diverse native vegetation once lost to the thousands of hectares of grapes.

The Greening Waipara project is a biodiversity initiative that has attracted support from more than 50 local vineyards in the Waipara region and has spread to winegrowing regions around New Zealand and overseas.

The aim is to boost biodiversity, improve vineyard sustainability, benefit conservation, develop ecotourism and promote the region’s wine.

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