Located in the Awatere Valley region of Marlborough, Yealands Estate is arguably the most ambitious family-owned vineyard enterprise in New Zealand. Winner of the New Zealand wine producer of the year and numerous other awards and accolades. Founder Peter Yealand’s trademark “can do” attitude is the stuff of legend. Happiest working the land at the controls of a bulldozer or digger, Peter has a track record of making pioneering, innovative plans come to fruition – and his successes have been chronicled in a book “A Bloke For All Seasons – the Peter Yealands story”.
He has developed seven of his own vineyard sites in Marlborough, plus several others under contract for other companies. Whilst the majority of the vineyard developments were planted with New Zealand’s world renowned Sauvignon Blanc vines, Peter was one of the first to plant alternative varietals like Grüner Veltliner and Viognier in Marlborough.