We are proud to have been the first winery in the world to be Toitū carbonzero certified, from inception. What does this mean? We have been certified since 2008 through the program which is overseen by Toitū Envirocare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, a government-owned Crown Research Institute. We measure the carbon footprint for our organisation and the entire lifecycle footprint of our Yealands products, any unavoidable emissions are offset through the purchase of verified offsets. We are audited annually and must achieve emissions reduction over time to maintain our certification.