A Glass of Wine and Some Good Conservation

31 Jul 2012

Forest & Bird is delighted to welcome Gisborne’s Wrights Vineyard and Winery to our family of supporters.

The family run vineyard has been at the forefront of sustainable wine making for more than a decade. The company was founded on the principles of biodynamic farming and in 2000 it was the first wine producer in New Zealand to be certified vegan. At the heart of Wrights is the principle of working with nature rather than against it. It is this affinity with nature and the desire to create a light environmental footprint that makes Wright’s such a good partner for Forest & Bird.

This desire for harmony with nature has found most recent expression in the launching of The Natural Wine Company. An established force in the boutique wine field, The Natural Wine Company represents first foray into the commercial market for Wrights Vineyard and Winery.

“The Natural Wine Company takes the best of New Zealand and bottles it”, said Nicola Wright, co-founder with husband Geoff of Wrights Vineyard. “We source the best grapes grown from around the regions to showcase all that is best about New Zealand. Our wines are a taste explosion and really reflect the areas where the grapes were grown”.

The Natural Wine Company label offers two exciting wines - a Chardonnay Viognier with a fun and fruity style, and a clean, green, zesty Sauvignon Blanc. These wines are made from grapes grown using natural farming techniques, applying organic and bio-dynamic methods. The wine is low allergen and has minimal additives. The lone footprint on the label reflects Nic and Geoff’s core philosophy; to tread gently. With the drift wood inspired font, these wines are sure to be a talking point at any dinner table.

Wrights Vineyard is generously donating a percentage of the wines sales to Forest & Bird. Now not only can you enjoy some of the best of New Zealand wine but also play your part in helping to protect and preserve our native fauna and flora. Funding from this exciting partnership will be used to support the work of Forest & Bird to protect our most beautiful fragile and unique species and habitats.

“It is only with the support of all New Zealanders, including business communities, that we can make a real difference and give a nature a voice”, said Mike Britton General Manager of Forest & Bird.

“I would like to thank Nicola and Geoff for their support and for their contribution towards the development of innovative sustainable business practices. The Natural Wine Company just goes to show that you can care for the environment and produce a phenomenal product”.
The Natural Wine Company’s wines are in-store now so check out your local retailer and enjoy some good conservation with your wine today.