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Family-owned TIKI continues the farming tradition of the McKean family. The Waiata Vineyard in the Waipara Valley was the initial springboard in 2004, followed by Marlborough plantings in the Upper Wairau Valley and Central Otago pinot noir sourced from sites planted by Sue's father, Denis Marshall, in the Gibbston Valley in 2003.

The first TIKI wine was from the 2009 vintage, a sauvignon blanc. TIKI also produce pinot gris and pinot noir. A pinot noir rose is also produced from early pinot noir pressings.

TIKI believes great wine is created in the vineyard and is an expression of place, people and time.

Sustainable winegrowing

It is an important part of TIKIs company philosophy to be environmentally responsible and to operate using sustainable practices. As a family-owned New Zealand business, they believe they have a responsibility to ensure that our natural resources are protected for future generations.

TIKI is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) an initiative of New Zealand Winegrowers, provides a best practice model for vineyards and wineries involving the sustainable management of land and resources to meet the needs of today without adversely impacting the needs of tomorrow.

 

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The TIKI team

Royce and Sue McKean, co-owners

Royce and Sue McKean relinquished their Investment banking corporate careers to return to New Zealand in 2003. Royce had noted the grape boom in the late 80s and early 90s and he and Sue had developed a taste for good wine while living in Hong Kong. Both play an active role in TIKI's vineyard management, especially in Waipara and Marlborough. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Evan Ward, winemaker

More than 35 years in winemaking, including stints with wine pioneers Corbans Wines and Morton Estate, and numerous trophies and gold medals (local and international), preceded Evan Ward's TIKI debut in 2010.

Dave Jordan, viticulture consultant

The stellar viticultural hand of Dave Jordan has steered TIKI from the start when the land was still grazing sheep and others raised doubts as to its grape-growing potential.

Global Brand Ambassador

Nick Dumergue This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TIKI Marketing Manager USA

Shawn Loggins  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SOUTH ISLAND

Kersty Leeder This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ph: 021 0630252

LOWER NORTH ISLAND

Pip Hunt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ph: 021 933 949