Yealands Wines are inspired by the coast that surrounds their property in New Zealand, so close to the ocean that the vines are often misted with sea spray. The beauty of the environment influences how Yealands crafts wine, respectful of nature and the land.
Sustainable Winemaking in New Zealand
Yealands believes in sustainable winemaking and creating thoughtfully crafted wines that work in harmony with their landscape. Based in the Awatere Valley – the southernmost, coolest and driest of Marlborough's growing regions – Yealands is one of only a handful of wineries around the world to be certified as carbon neutral and the first-ever to be certified from its inception in 2008.
Yealands’ Seaview Vineyard – one of the most coastal vineyards in New Zealand - is located in the Awatere Valley. Comprised of 133 vineyards blocks on 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres), Seaview produces thick-skinned small berries with rich and intense flavors.
Seaview Vineyard's proximity to the coastline provides distinctive mineral characteristic.
Based in Marlborough
Yealands is located in New Zealand’s Marlborough region, recognized as a premium wine region for intense Sauvignon Blanc and bright, rich Pinot Noir. The area has a maritime climate with a long, cool growing season that promotes intense varietal characters, fresh natural acidity and ripe fruit flavors.
Sustainability is the foundation of Yealands Wines, with an ultimate goal to generate enough energy to become self sufficient. Yealands is the first winery in the world to be certified as carboNZeroCertTM since inception in 2008. To leave the land better than they found it, Yealands actively pursues a wide range of initiatives and on-going projects in both the vineyard and the winery, including the installation of New Zealand’s largest solar panel, reducing emissions by using Babydoll sheep as lawnmowers, using chickens and wildflowers for spray-free pest elimination, and establishing wetlands for biodiversity. Chief Winemaker Natalie Christensen has been with Yealands since 2015 and was named one of the “World’s Most Influential Women in Wine” by The Drinks Business in 2018.