Buy & discover great wines and support a stronger, healthier planet while you do it.
We are blessed in Aotearoa to have such a stunning natural environment. Guided by the concept of Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) we sought a way that we could work with our community to help preserve this land for the future. We knew many of our wine friends felt the same way. Through several weeks of racking our brains (and multiple bottles of Pinot), the concept of Winetree was born. We warmly welcome you to join us on this mission - discover some of the tastiest drinks to be made from this land and help to make Aotearoa a better place at the same time.
Each box of wine you buy at Winetree contributes to native tree planting - one tree planted for every two cases (12 bottles) sold.
For this winter, we have teamed up with Million Metres to fund native tree planting along the Matuku Reserve at Te Henga (Bethells Beach). This project is code named "Cool Runnings" - it's all about making Matuku Link's stream fit for fish.
Once Matuku Reserve is revived with the goodness of native trees, we will partner with another great eco project around the country and we will keep you, our community, updated with where your contributions are going.
Planting native trees returns our land to it's natural state and provides a habitat for native birds and animals. On top of that, trees are vital in capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and combating climate change on a global level. Trees are the original 24 hour, 7 days a week carbon capture machine. The more trees, the better!
Why Million Metres?
All freshwater scientists agree that riparian planting is vital to the health of our freshwater ecosystems. Plants filter toxic runoff, prevent sediment washing into water, and cool the water by shading it, so aquatic creatures can survive. Million Metres is an initiative by the Sustainable Business Network that has set out to improve our natural environment through riparian tree planting and we are proud to partner with them.
Drink great wine and plant native trees in the process!