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Wai Inu


Beverages

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Wai Inu


Beverages

 

The landscape of Aotearoa is rich in natural resources, providing the ideal growing conditions for winemaking. 

Our vineyards are situated at the top of the South Island in the sun-soaked heart of Marlborough and on tribal land in the Moutere Hills region near Motueka. We have a rare combination of mineral rich soils and a coastal climate resulting in fertile lands.  True to our winemaking history, we are committed to growing exceptional grapes and exceptional wines. 

A recent addition to our range of wines is Tutū, a hand crafted cider from single varietal Fuji apples grown in our Motueka orchards.

 
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Tutū Cider


Tutū Cider


 
 
 

 

In Māori, being a ‘little Tutū’ is a colloquial term for being cheeky and mischievous.

Tutū cider is the younger, sprightlier sibling of the Kono beverages family. Made from 100% Nelson Fuji apples sun ripened on our ancestral lands in Nelson. Our apples are pressed, brewed and bottled all in Nelson, using an old family recipe. This 100% natural apple juice cider offers a fresh crisp fruit bouquet. 

www.tutucider.co.nz

 
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Kono Wines


Kono Wines


 
 
 

 

A kono is a basket woven out of harakeke (New Zealand flax) and was traditionally used by Māori to serve food in.

Our eponymous wine Kono is made from carefully selected vineyards in Marlborough and Nelson – New Zealand’s pre-eminent wine regions. The grapes are grown with soil knowledge and cultivation methods passed down from our Māori tupuna (ancestors). This gift of knowledge and rich, unspoiled lands create wines of personality and purity.

 
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Tohu Wines


Tohu Wines


 
 
 

 

Tohu means sign or signature in Te Reo Māori, as our wines are a sign of our integrity as custodians of the fertile lands of our country Aotearoa New Zealand.

Internationally acclaimed, our range of premium quality Tohu wines each reflects the strengths of the Awatere Valley in Marlborough. Our winemaking philosophy is to create styles of wine that best reflect our sub-region, and captures the very essence of our Awatere Valley vineyard. Since establishment in 1998, as New Zealand’s first Māori owned wine company, we have developed a reputation for producing premium wine in a range of varieties with multiple accolades for our Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Methode Traditionnelle.

www.tohuwines.co.nz

 
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Aronui Wines


Aronui Wines


 
 
 

 

The word Aronui derives from ancient Māori mythology about the pursuit of knowledge, including the arts and working with the land in beneficial ways.  

Like our landmark Tohu range, our winemaking philosophy with Aronui is to create a style of wine that best reflects its region. Our grapes are grown in Nelson’s Upper Moutere, one of New Zealand’s most exciting boutique wine regions. Whenua Matua means ‘significant land’, and significant it is. The vineyard is on tribal land and has remained in the ownership of its traditional owners - a place of historic importance and reverence. The region is composed of gentle rolling country with clay soils laced with layers of gravel. Heavier soils composed of clay are ideal for Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. 

www.aronuiwines.co.nz

 
 

Quality Assurance

 

Our winery, located in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, is utilised to make both Tohu and Aronui wines with a consent to process 6000 tonnes of wine. Owning our own modern, fit-for-purpose facility enables our winemaker and his team complete control – optimising the quality of all of our wines. 

Our philosophy is that wine should encapsulate a place and a time. As a product it doesn’t play by the same rules as mass-produced consumer goods, it varies from year to year, place to place.


Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ)

All of our company vineyards and winery sites are accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ).  SWNZ is managed by New Zealand Winegrowers, the national wine industry body. The programme was developed to provide a best-practice model for environmental sustainability in the industry. Displaying the SWNZ logo guarantees that environmentally sustainable practices have been used from the vineyard to the bottle.

Learn about SWNZ


Awards & Accolades

In the last 3 years alone our wines have received a combined 10 trophies, 36 five star reviews and 52 gold medals. These include some of the most prestigious wine competitions and publications in the world.

A full list of our top accolades are available on our Tohu and Aronui websites.