Wither Hills is an accredited winery with Sustainable Winegrowing NZ – a set of industry standards that were developed to allow grape growers and winemakers to protect the environmental integrity of wine production.
Rarangi Wetlands Conservation Project
A key part of our Wither Hills sustainability story is the Rarangi Wetlands Conservation Project.
The Rarangi wetlands, situated amongst the Wither Hills Rarangi vineyard, are of significant ecological value to the Marlborough region as they form part of the largest freshwater wetland complex in the Wairau Plains. The wetlands have been listed in several ecological reports as having high conservation value due to their indigenous biological diversity.
In 2009 Wither Hills initiated a conservation project at the Rarangi wetlands that included major weed eradication and control, the replanting of natives as well as protecting the rare flora.
To celebrate the ongoing sustainability of the Wetlands Conservation Project, Wither Hills holds an annual planting day at Rarangi where the Wither Hills team plant their very own native plants within the wetlands and become part of the Rarangi story.