Sustainability at the Heart of Our Gisborne Wines

Sustainability at the Heart of Our Gisborne Wines

A Legacy of Excellence

Led by Craig Thompson’s global vision and commitment, Thompson’s Vineyards & Wine (THL) has become one of New Zealand’s leading growers and managers of both kiwifruit orchards and vineyards. Alongside Leisha Thompson, they have expanded the business to encompass over 200 hectares of kiwifruit orchards and 120 hectares of vineyard, making significant strides in the horticulture industry.

Embracing Sustainability

Sustainability is central to the THL philosophy. It's not just about protecting the environment; it’s also about securing the future for our investments and those of our clients. This commitment to sustainability is evident in every aspect of our operations. We embrace the local community and nurture the people we employ, building strong, diverse teams that bring energy and enthusiasm from all over the world. This diversity is key to achieving the ambitious goals we set for ourselves and our clients.

The Gisborne Wine Region

Gisborne, as a winegrowing region, enjoys some of the warmest summers in New Zealand, with winters softened by ocean breezes. These ideal conditions allow for the development of intense tropical and stone fruit characters in our Chardonnay and luscious dark berry notes in our Merlot Rosé. Albariño, a varietal that thrives with longer growing seasons, offers its best flavours of ripe peach and pear thanks to Gisborne’s extended warm periods. Our Prosecco, known for its light and refreshing profile, benefits equally from these favourable conditions.

Handcrafted Excellence

Creating wine from the grapes we tend is the culmination of the Thompson team’s camaraderie and dedication. Each team member brings their own dimension of expertise and energy to Thompson’s wines, connecting us with you and sharing our passion for the land through carefully crafted wine. We handcraft single vineyard wines from the season’s very best parcels of fruit, ensuring that each bottle represents the pinnacle of our efforts and the unique terroir of Gisborne.

Our Commitment

From the soil up, our shared goal is to sustainably grow the very best grapes to achieve the best income for THL and our clients. By hand-selecting the finest parcels from our own vineyards, we celebrate our team’s dedication and camaraderie. This commitment to excellence is what makes Thompson’s Vineyards & Wine a brand that truly stands out in the Gisborne wine region.

At Thompson’s Vineyards & Wine, sustainability is not just a practice; it’s a philosophy that guides everything we do. From our meticulously managed vineyards to our handcrafted wines, every aspect of our operation is infused with a commitment to quality and environmental stewardship. We invite you to share in our passion and enjoy the fruits of our labour with every sip of our exceptional Gisborne wines.