The Story of Sustainable Wine in New Zealand

Winemakers from around New Zealand tell us why they have chosen to form their vineyard with a sustainable mindset.

This series from WINERAM Productions travels across the globe and gathers stories from the key players of the worlds top wineries and wine regions.


WINERAM had the opportunity in early 2015 to go to New Zealand and visit some of the top sustainable, organic and biodynamic producers in the country. Our story wasn’t one of WHAT sustainability is about but we asked these producers WHY they are sustainable. They told us their stories in “Sustainable Because”.

Colin West

WINERAM Productions is a relatively young company with an equally young and energetic entrepreneur behind the name, that guy is Colin West. He first got into the wine industry at the young age of 18, yet being from the USA it was illegal for him to pursue his passion, so he flew to Italy. After deciding the wine industry would be the one and only career path for himself, he enrolled in a wine course in Tuscany where he studied underneath Diletta Frescobaldi of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi wine family. Since this experience with the Frescobaldi family in Italy, he knew he had found his calling with an area that he could use his business experience in, yet that also included an industry full of passion, history, and even art and science.

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