Our Story

Palliser is one of New Zealand’s premier wine brands. We’re the mavericks who gambled on taking farmland and turning into vineyards. A mad idea that turned out to be a groundbreaking idea. You can’t be afraid to push the boundaries and produce great unique wines, that’s why Palliser Estate Wines are now known and enjoyed around the world.

Our Land

When everyone else looked at the land around here and thought “this’ll be a good place to graze sheep” we thought “No. This’ll be a great place to make wine.” Lamb chops are okay but wouldn’t you rather have a glass of award-winning wine? We know which we’d rather have.

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Palliser has been sustainably producing wine since the beginning because it was the right thing to do, for our land, our people, our community and our business.

Kaitiakitanga - the māori concept of guardianship and protection of earth, water and sky - was the catalyst for Palliser becoming one of the first wineries in New Zealand to adopt sustainable vineyard and winemaking practices in the early 1990’s. Our focus on organics builds on this guardianship of the environment for future generations.

Currently three of our six vineyards are BioGro Certified organic, and we're on track to have 100% of our vineyards under full organic management by 2025.

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Our Company

We are proudly 100% kiwi owned with a small number of committed shareholders, all supporting Palliser towards a brighter future for generations to come. They share our vision, our ethos and perhaps most importantly, love drinking our wines!

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