Sustainable Wine Growing

Haythornthwaite Wines is accredited with Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand ®, an industry initiative directed through New Zealand Winegrowers. With a growing trade and consumer demand for environmentally friendly products, it provides an important platform to promote the New Zealand wine industry as a world leader in clean, green wine production.

Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand® provides a frame-work to improve all aspects of performance – environmental, social and economic sustainability. In the vineyard it addresses the use of agrichemicals, soil health, water availability and quality, and biodiversity. In the winery it addresses resource management, waste management and process management issues. The programme also promotes the well-being of staff, neighbours and the community.

The Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand® logo endorses wines produced from 100% accredited vineyard grapes, verifying our commitment to environmentally responsible production.

We are required to have accreditation in order to export and enter any of the competitions. We are audited annually and are independently audited in person every three years. We are very proud to have maintained our sustainable audit status since initial accreditation.