Sustainable Wine growing New Zealand

New Zealand’s small population, distant location and agricultural economy have earned the country a ‘clean, green’ image. The winegrowing industry is determined to keep it this way by supporting the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand programme, established in 1995. Developed and managed by New Zealand Winegrowers, the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand programme promotes best practice in areas such as water usage, energy consumption, waste management and biodiversity. 

Yealands Estate vineyards are all fully accredited through the Sustainable Winegrowers New Zealand programme. Our other environmental auditing initiatives include carboNZero certification and ISO14001 environmental management systems accreditation, providing a measurable and accountable method for review and improvement of our sustainability practices.