Location

Location


New Zealand summers have plenty of heat and sunshine, but it’s at nightfall when the magic happens. When the sun dips below the horizon and takes its warm kiss away from our islands, the temperatures quickly drop. That’s when you get reminded that we are a small cluster of islands in the middle of the pacific, surrounded by water that mixes with the Southern Ocean. This brings cold night time temperatures for the grapes, capturing the intense flavour and elegant acidity levels. Creating one of the longest grape growing seasons on earth – and those unmistakable, remarkable zesty flavours, and fragrances that are the hallmark of our wines.

Nurture

Nurture


Our vineyards are living organisms that we share with our workers, animals, insects and neighbours. We keep our impact low and our whanau safe. We make sure that we put more back into the land than what we take. We are the guardians of the land and to the people who tend it – we are farmers at heart, nurturing all the elements that make our wines unique, bringing you the taonga- the treasure of New Zealand to your whanau/family.

Inheritance

Inheritance


We are an indigenous New Zealand wine producer, committed to sustainable winegrowing and to working with the environment without compromising quality. We care for our vines under the guiding Maori principles of Kaitiakitanga: guardianship, protection and preservation of the earth. Royce McKean’s family has been living and farming in New Zealand for over 800 years.

Sustainability

Sustainability


Some of the ways we care for our land is by using merino lambs to graze our vineyards in the winter, we use liquid seaweed, molasses and beneficial bacteria and fungi to strengthen the land. We’ve replaced some conventional sprays with organic seaweed that are BioGro-certified. We maximise recycling opportunities wherever possible. All old vineyard posts are either sold or given to local farmers who in turn use them for fence posts. We try to look at all our processes, making sure we do things with the smallest impact possible.