First major UK listings for te Pā Family Vineyards
te Pā Family Vineyards is delighted to announce its first major UK listing with the launch of its te Pā Signature Series Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in leading multiple grocer Tesco. The wines will be in store at the end of the month, and the Sauvignon Blanc will retail at £10 and the Pinot Noir at £18. Both wines are sustainably grown and vegan-friendly.
Based in the Marlborough region, te Pā has a history dating back to some of the earliest Māori arrivals to New Zealand. The company was set up by the MacDonald family whose Māori lineage stems back 800 years to those early landings. This family-owned estate spreads over 400ha of vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau and Awatere regions. In Te Reo Māori, ‘te Pā’ means ‘our home’ which is a reference to the family’s history and strong attachment to their land.
The wines are made by Chief Winemaker Sam Bennett who has worked in some of the world’s most famous wine regions, including Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough in New Zealand, and in cool climate regions such as Tasmania, Oregon and Burgundy.
Haysley MacDonald, owner of te Pā Family Vineyards, said: ‘I am delighted with this great achievement which is the result of tireless work by my team and our UK partners Buckingham Schenk. This is a key market for New Zealand Wines, and I have no doubt our wines will offer exceptional value and outstanding quality to UK consumers.’
Notes to editors
Based in the Marlborough Region, te Pā has a history stemming back almost 800 years. Set up by the MacDonald family whose family lineage goes back to the earliest Māori arrivals to New Zealand, the te Pā estate spreads over 400Ha of vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau and Awatere regions. Nestled between the Wairau River and the azure waters of the Cook Strait, te Pā’s home block vineyard at the Wairau Bar is as majestic as it is productive. Thanks to a unique microclimate, the fruit parcels from this vineyard have a soft acidity, pungent aromatics, and complex, ripe flavour profiles. In Te Reo Māori, ‘te Pā’ means ‘our home’.