Sustainability in Action

See what New Zealand wineries and growers are doing to help the environment, local businesses and communities to thrive.

Sustainability news

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  • 22 Apr 2020

    Electric Ideas: Clos Marguerite’s battle against climate change

    Jean-Charles and Marguerite Van Hove are harnessing the sun to fight climate change, with a three-year transition to electric vehicles, irrigation and hot water, all powered by solar.

  • 23 Sep 2019
    Hawke's Bay

    Mission Estate: the next 150 years

    Mission Estate Winery was established in 1851 by pioneering French Missionaries, making it New Zealand’s oldest winery with a fascinating past.

  • 26 Sep 2019
    Marlborough

    Brancott Estate: first vines in Marlborough

    Brancott Estate was born from Montana Wines – an ode to the Brancott Vineyard being the first site in the Marlborough region to plant vines in 1973. Establishing a new wine region took a bunch of ingenuity as they learned how to harness the environment to make exceptional wine.

  • 20 Sep 2019
    Gisborne

    Millton Vineyards: organic trailblazers

    In celebration of Organic Wine Week, we’re sharing stories from organic wine growers around New Zealand. Millton Vineyards & Winery was established in 1984 and is New Zealand’s first organic & biodynamic winegrower.

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Individual initiatives

Regional Initiatives

There are a number of regional sustainability initiatives, where wineries and growers work together for the benefit of the local community. 

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