Mission Estate Winery
Mission Estate Winery is the birthplace of New Zealand wine, established in 1851 by French Marist missionaries. With over 160 years of winemaking tradition, we embrace both old world artistry passed down from the early winemaking pioneers, with leading edge technology. The result is an award-winning range of distinctly New Zealand wines.
Precision Viticulture allows us to optimise vineyard performance and our ongoing dedication to sustainable practices means Mission is one of the most energy efficient wineries in New Zealand.
Our sustainability story: 1998: Among the first pioneering wineries to establish an environmental management system (EMS) and have it ISO 14001 certified A project was soon set up to measure our environmental impacts such as water and power use A strong culture of environmental awareness has developed amongst staff with a commitment to minimise our environmental footprint and to maintain our EMS. Consequently our rate of water use per tonne is very low; our target water use is less than 2 cubic metres per tonne of grapes produced: The Mission winery uses virtually no fossil fuels; our energy use is… Continue reading →
Over the period of the last 13 months Mission Estate Winery has increased its tank configuration to increase processing capacity that will enable the winery to process the fruit off its new Marlborough vineyard. Up till this time it has been possible to house all winery vessels under cover, and in doing so minimise energy use and maximise the wineries potential as a sustainable producer. However due to the demand for extra capacity it has been necessary to install some new tank capacity outside the winery buildings on a dedicated exterior concrete pad. Mindful of maintaining the wineries very low… Continue reading →