Tiki Wine & Vineyards
TIKI Wines was founded by Royce & Sue McKean with vineyards through the premium grape growing regions of both Marlborough and Waipara.
The Tiki is a talisman to the Maori people of New Zealand. It has been regarded as a powerful good luck charm and symbol of fertility since ancient times.
The Tiki is a strong symbol of goodwill and a favored treasure to give to a friend or a revered person.
TIKI’s goal is to protect, care and improve the land for future generations while producing wines of outstanding character that reflect and embody the pure New Zealand lifestyle.
TIKI is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing in New Zealand (SWINZ) which provides a best practice model for vineyards involving the sustainable management of land and resources to meet the needs of today without adversely impacting the needs of tomorrow. The Maori principles of kaitiakitanga – guardianship, protection and preservation of the earth - guide all vineyard-management decisions. Merino lambs graze out weeds under the vines in the winter, reducing the need for spray herbicide and mower use. To help increase soil health we apply a ground drench containing liquid seaweed, molasses and beneficial bacteria and fungi. Some conventional sprays… Continue reading →