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IABNZ welcomes latest member - Yealands Wine Group

Wed, 02 May 2018

Established in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, at the north-eastern tip of New Zealand’s South Island and amongst some of the region’s toughest viticultural conditions, the story of Yealands Wine Group was always going to be one of thinking differently.

When Peter Yealands first discovered a little-known, but spectacular, corner of Marlborough, an incredible story began to unfold. By 08.08.08, through a bold vision and a capacity for sheer hard work that few could comprehend, Peter was standing alongside his world-leading carboNZeroCertTM Yealands Estate winery with his sights firmly set upon becoming the world’s most sustainable wine producer. Combining the very latest cutting-edge green technology and highly innovative thinking, the Yealands name quickly became synonymous with a passion for crafting ultra-premium wines in the most environmentally-friendly manner.

On 08.08.08, having completed the enormous task of sculpting his vast rolling terroir from behind the wheel of his digger, Peter Yealands opened the landmark Yealands Estate Winery. With designed-in sustainability features and cutting-edge SMART green technology, it was the first in the world to be carboNZeroCertTM from inception.

Yealands quickly became synonymous with bespoke premium quality wine. Within eight vintages, the talented team has won 25 trophies and more than 1,300 awards.

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