Thompson’s Horticulture Ltd (THL) has been invested in New Zealand horticulture since the early 80’s, developing vineyards and kiwifruit orchards throughout the fertile eastern bays of North Island New Zealand.
WHO WE ARE
Led by Craig Thompson’s global vision and commitment, THL has become one of New Zealand’s leading growers and managers of both kiwifruit orchards and vineyards. Together with Leisha Thompson, they have grown the business to encompass over 200 hectares of kiwifruit orchards and 120 hectares of vineyard.
Sustainability is central to the THL philosophy. Not only for the environment, but for our own and our clients’ investments. Embracing local community and nurturing the people we employ is key to building our teams. Complimenting these teams with people from all over the world injects diversity, energy and enthusiasm, ensuring that we successfully achieve the goals we set for ourselves and our clients.
GISBORNE WINE REGION
Gisborne as a winegrowing region of New Zealand enjoys some of the warmest summers in the country, while the winters are softened by ocean breezes. Warm summer days and maritime cooled nights develop intense tropical and stone fruit characters in Chardonnay and wonderfully luscious dark berry notes in Merlot. Albarino takes its time to offer its best flavours of ripe peach and pear, so it is fortunate that Gisborne has wonderful long growing seasons.