New Zealand has long been famed for its stunning unspoiled landscape. New Zealand’s small population, isolated location and agricultural economy have earned the country a "clean, green" image. New Zealand grape growers and winemakers aim to keep it that way by protecting the environmental integrity of their wine production.

Wairau River is no different. Sustainability and protecting the environmental integrity of their wine production is a focus at the winery. Wairau River is sustainably farmed and cultivated, true to the best traditions of being a Green Country.  Wairau River takes extraordinary caution to respect its environment as core values, as shown on the back of the bottle.

In addition to being apart of the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand initiative for nearly a decade, Wairau River focuses maintaining standards in these seven key areas:


Soil, Water and Air





Business Practices