Peter’s trademark “can do” attitude is the stuff of legend. Happiest working the land at the controls of a bulldozer or digger, Peter has a track record of making pioneering, innovative plans come to fruition – and his successes have been chronicled in a book “A Bloke For All Seasons – the Peter Yealands story”.
Peter’s “can do” attitude and innovative thinking have led to a number of world firsts in sustainable winegrowing and his goal of becoming the most sustainable winegrower in the world ensures there are plenty of initiatives to come
He has developed seven of his own vineyard sites in Marlborough, plus several others under contract for other companies. Whilst the majority of the vineyard developments were planted with New Zealand’s world renowned Sauvignon Blanc vines, Peter was one of the first to plant alternative varietals like Grüner Veltliner and Viognier in Marlborough.
Peter, wife Vai, son Aaron and daughter Danielle now focus their energies on building Yealands Estate into a global brand. Whilst spending much of his time travelling, Peter gets personally involved in every initiative, rolling up his sleeves and pitching in with the team to get the job done in the most sustainable, practical manner.
Peter's amazing achievements have been recognised both locally and globally.