At the foot of snowcapped mountains, in the Awatere Valley of New Zealand, grow the grapes of the Tohu Winery, the world’s first Maori-owned wine company. Launched in 1998, by the indigenous people of Aotearoa, the company is committed to the tradition of kaitiakitanga, or guardianship of the region’s natural resources. This belief drives all production.
The Awatere Valley, where the vineyard is situated, is cooler, drier and windier than the rest of the Marlborough district where most vineyards lie. This causes Tohu grapes to ripen more slowly, resulting in intensely flavorful wines. This sub-climate has been very rewarding for Tohu. The company has earned high praise for its Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Méthode Traditionelle.
Prepare yourself for the robust flavors produced by this award-winning Maori winemaker.