Yealands Estate Winery, Seddon

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  • Well worth the drive down the road from Blenheim. The estate is vast, but with a 7k drive you can see a great deal as well as take in views of the distant snow capped mountains and the coast as well. ...  more »
  • The views on the white road are amazing. Free wine tasting for groups of under 4 and the staff are so friendly  more »
  • went out to Sedden to this vineyard was very impressive make sure you do the drive around the vineyard and some tasting  more »
  • Some of the best wines around. Free tastings and self guided vineyard tour. One of the best companies in terms of taking on their environmental foot print. If you are in the area it's a must go. I will be back for sure.
  • Incredible experience. The world's most sustainable vinyard. Wine tasting and a 'self-guided' drive through the world's most sustainable vinyard Peter Yealands in Malborough! It was really interesting as they have a zero carbon offset, the largest solar installation in NZ producing 500 000 kwh, they produce 50 000 tonnes of compost (using the waste product of grapes, mussel shells, seaweed and sawdust from a local sawmill) to boost the vines growth, they use ex battery chickens and sheep to keep the grass down and they even play classical music to the vines 🤔. The most interesting part was all the vine clippings at the end of the season they bail up (see picture) and then later burn to heat liquids as part of the wine making process, they then put the ashes into the compost! Each bale weighs around 200kg and when burned provides the equivalent heat of approximately 60Kg of LPG. At full capacity the burners can produce 500kW of energy, enough to keep the average household going for three weeks! This process eliminates over 180 tonnes of CO2 per year. Other than the free wine tasting which was very nice, they allow all visitors to do a self tour of the vinyard with a map which was very interesting, came across some 'overly friendly chickens!' listened to the music and dodged sheep running between the vines! Anyway hats off to Peter Yealand and his winery!!
  • Beautiful drive out there. Interesting video on the place and its management and green practices. I'm no conniseur but I appreciate their $60 for six bottles specials and enjoy tasting a few wines I can't afford 😁
  • Top wines and a nice place to drive around the vineyard
  • Their reserve wines are delicious and they have beautiful views from the vineyard!

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