Organic winemaking is a journey Villa Maria has been on for over 20 years. Partnering with nature and cultivating wines using organic practice allows us to produce wine that is true to the earth, and to take care of the land we all share. But more than just being kind to our planet, organic winemaking fully encapsulates our key values in innovation, creativity, quality and sustainability.
And with that our first range of fully organic and vegan friendly* wines were born, showcasing organically grown wines that reflect the thriving New Zealand lands that gave them life. We’ve called this premium organic wine range EarthGarden.
Our exciting new EarthGarden range includes Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020, Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 and Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019. Each of these sustainable sippers are uniquely delicious, each vibrant, juicy and bursting with flavour. From the lively soils that ripen our grapes combined with our minimal intervention, EarthGarden is the purest expression of Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay terroir – the land, soil, climate and environment – and a true reflection of the natural flavour of the grapes. Our organic winegrowing practices mean we’re able to craft wines with lifted aromatics and flavours that are fresh, fruit-forward and alive – just as nature intended.
100% organically grown and BioGro certified, every grape used to make our EarthGarden range is grown in pesticide-free vineyards and untreated, pesticide-free soil. The wines are co created with nature in soil where the various organisms naturally work in tandem with one another. In our organic vineyards the soil is alive with more organisms in one tablespoon of healthy soil than there are people on earth. Because the practice is pesticide free, no chemicals are leached into the soils and waterways, meaning a safer home for bees and other beneficial insects that encourage a flourishing ecosystem. The extra life that can be seen in our organic vineyards is showcased on the beautiful labelling of this range, showing the flowers and the bees that find life in our organic vineyards.
EarthGarden triumphs our strong sustainability credentials and continued commitment to organic winegrowing. This range also marks an important step towards our ambitious target to manage all Villa Maria owned vineyards organically by 2030. It’s another step in our continued dedication to regenerative viticultural practices, ensuring our environments in this beautiful corner of the world aren’t just protected but are thriving.
With our flair for award winning wines, when you choose EarthGarden you know you are selecting locally produced wines crafted by one of New Zealand’s most loved and admired brands. Providing a premium wine range that meets sustainable lifestyle and ethical consumption choices, this range is a sustainable showcase of the best of kiwi winemaking and we can’t wait to share it with the world.
But don’t just take our word for it. Join us in raising a toast to these sustainable sippers and unearth our beautiful new range of premium organic wines. Click here to find out more about our new premium organic wine range suitable for a plant based* diet.
*All EarthGarden 2020 wines are vegan except for the Pinot Noir which will become vegan in the 2021 vintage.