Our Story

Established 08.08.08

When we opened our winery doors on 08.08.08 our vision was to become one of the world’s most sustainable wine producers, determined that the only way to craft truly beautiful, award-winning wines was in partnership with nature. Today this philosophy holds true and forms the basis of our approach to winemaking.

Our Vision


From installing the largest solar panel array on our winery roof, to bailing and burning our vine prunings to heat our water, our vision is to push boundaries, think innovatively and to produce some of the most exceptional, and sustainable, wines around.

Our Founder

The stuff of legend


Our Founder Peter Yealands’ trademark “can do” attitude is the stuff of legend.  An irrepressible imagination, coupled with an inexhaustible energy and an unswerving passion for the land propelled this third generation Marlborough lad through an incredible career of leading-edge innovation across the marine, forestry and viticulture industries.  Peter’s many and varied successes have been chronicled in his biography, A Bloke For All Seasons – The Peter Yealands Story.


Global Recognition

Peter's amazing achievements have been recognised both locally and globally.

Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

The Drinks Business Green Awards

Farmer of the Year Award 2013

South Island Farmer of the Year Awards

World Class New Zealander 2016

Kea World Class New Zealander Awards


Our talented team have collected multiple awards over the last ten years.

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