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Overview: Tohu Wines is the world’s first Māori owned wine company.
Since 1998, Tohu has focused on creating internationally acclaimed wines from sub regions in New Zealand’s premier grape-growing regions. The Tohu winemaking philosophy is to create wines that capture the flavours of each region’s unique environment while upholding respect and protection of the land for future generations.
Tohu Wines is part of Kono, a Māori, whānau-owned company based in Te Tauihu, the top of the South Island. Thoughtfulness, kindness and hospitality are central to identity as Māori. We value people above all things. One of our core values at Tohu, manaakitanga, encapsulates care and respect for people and relationships, including the natural environment. It governs the way we interact with one another.
Today, Tohu is acknowledged as He mātāmua taketake - the original, the first Māori-owned and operated wine label. Our wine is enjoyed by people all over the world, its quality has been recognised through many prestigious awards and accolades.
“Every Tohu bottle carries our distinctive logo, derived from a koru pattern. For Māori, the koru symbolises growth, life and the natural world and our logo celebrates this iconic spiral. It represents the growth of our company and the journey of our people from the past to today. This koru signifies our long-term intergenerational goals and has become our tohu, our signature.”
Tasting Notes: Sourced entirely from vineyards located in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, this wine is a bright luminous pale golden green in the glass. On the nose tropical fruit, currant-leaf and herbal notes lead to a concentrated palate of ripe pineapple, pink grapefruit and citrus zest; creating a vibrant wine with freshness and length.
Pairing: Fish and Chips, Tuna Poke
Points: New Zealand Wine of the Year.
Format / ABV: 750 ml/13.0%
In certain circumstances, a specific vintage may not be available. If this is the case, a comparable vintage of the same wine will be substituted for online orders. If shopping in store, please check the bottle for the appropriate vintage. If you have a question about a specific vintage that is in stock, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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