The Tutton family bought Waipara West in North Canterbury, New Zealand, in 1989. Althought it was an unsuccessful rabbit-infested sheep farm, they judged that it had a combination of factors making it suitable for the production of high quality grapes. The vines they planted then are now producing the most incredible vintages, year after year, including the multiple award-winning Pinot Noir, which features on the med terraces winelist and in our med collection mixed case. The vineyard has been practising organic viticulture for over a decade, and full certification will apply from 2021 vintages. They are certified as sustainable by Sustainable Winemaking New Zealand. The sea freighting from New Zealand to the UK is efficient, and we offset double the carbon impact of the voyage using VCF Gold Standard off-setting schemes.
Sustainability rating: Up & Coming (1*)