Spy Valley Wines
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Pinot Noir
- Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon Blends
- Pinot Gris
On the sunny southern side of Marlborough's Wairau Valley, nestled on the terraces of the Omaka river are the vineyards of Johnson Estate. Ten varieties of grapes are grown over 380 acres, producing fruit for Spy Valley Wines. Unlike the world of espionage, Spy Valley Wine has demanded global attention and collected many accolades, recently receiving the IWSC New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year for the second time (2010 & 2008).
Phone: 03 5729840
Fax: 03 5729830
37 Lake Timara Rd
37 Lake Timara Rd
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Our environment is the most important thing we have, without it there is no Spy Valley Wines. In March 2010 Spy Valley became ISO 14001 certified, an international environmental standard.
One of the initiatives we undertook to gain this certification was importing a glass crushing machine to recycle and crush the company's glass to a fine glass dust. This is then mixed with mulch and distributed below the grapevines to enhance light reflection into the vines.
We are continually looking at ways we can reduce waste. We have moved from using diatomaceous earth as a filtering aid, to using a product called Perlite. Unlike earth, this product can be tipped directly into the grape marc which is then used in organic mulch and supplementary farm feed. This reduces our landfill input by eliminating the need for skips for the waste earth.
Our winery wastewater is treated onsite and pumped over the winery lawn.
Our waste plastic is baled onsite and sent to Christchurch for recycling, as is our waste cardboard. We are also active members of TerraNova - a non-profit organisation which links one company's waste to another who might have a use for it eg. old pallets.
This ISO 14001 policy provides the basis for everything we do at Spy Valley so we continue to improve our sustainable practices, reduce waste and protect our environment.