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Our Forest & Bird Mission

Our Forest & Bird Mission

It's been an incredible journey to nurture and restore the spring-fed native wetland at our 'Area H' vineyard over the past few years.

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New Zealand brands on IWSC 2023’s Alternative Drinks radar.

New Zealand brands on IWSC 2023’s Alternative Drinks radar.

Following an extensive judging on 21-22 June, the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) has revealed its 2023 Alternative Drinks medal results. More than 900 entries from over 30 countries were judged by 60 international experts – including sommeliers, buyers, bartenders and communicators – and a total of 665 medals were awarded. This year two new categories were introduced to the Alternative Drinks judging – low/no wine and low/no spirits.The low/no wines earned a total of 172 medals with Giesen’s 0% Pinot Gris NV and 0% Merlot NV scoring 96 points and earning gold medals. Giesen’s 0% Pinot Gris NV...

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2023 Vintage Report

2023 Vintage Report

As the dust settles on another incredible vintage, it's time to reflect on the harvest of 2023. Harvest is early mornings and late nights, sore feet, and tired bodies. But it's also the reward of the past year's efforts in our vineyard, many stunning sunrises, and friendships that will last a lifetime.⁠ We always say that every harvest tells a story, and this year's story was one of success, calm, innovation, and collaboration.

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Secrets Worth Sharing. A Legacy Worth Growing.

Secrets Worth Sharing. A Legacy Worth Growing.

In 2023, Spy Valley celebrates an incredible milestone - 30 years since the Johnson family first planted their vines in the Waihopai Valley and 20 years since they built the winery. But that's not all - this year also marks the 50-year anniversary of Marlborough's wine industry. What a time to be alive!

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