Wairarapa Wine Festival
We all know that Wairarapa wineries produce some great wine and this was proved once again at the Wairarapa Wine Festival in Wellington.
The Wairarapa is a relatively small wine region of NZ, but nonetheless, it upholds a big reputation.
Wine lovers everywhere descended upon the St James Theatre on Tuesday to taste over 100 selections from around the area. Presented, were both well-known brands, as well as a few hidden gems which got many thinking, ‘where have you been all my life?’
Out of 27 wineries that took part, six of these are currently BioGro certified. Organic wines produced by Gladstone Vineyard, Murdoch James Estate, Schubert Wines, Te Hera Estate, Ulrar and Vynfields were all on show. Look out for our logo on their product range!
It’s true; in New Zealand, organic viticulture and ‘intelligent wine growing’ is on the rise.
Certified wine producers are committed to taking care of the land and growing their vines in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. BioGro adheres to sets of standards in order to certify wine as organic. Please click here if you would like to learn more about our certification processes.
We sent Anne de Ferron, one of our certification officers to the event to investigate the scene and meet our members. She took some great pics! Take a look at our Facebook page to check them out.
A huge thumbs up to all BioGro members and everybody that took part. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event.