Sustainable Vineyard of the Year

Two Paddocks are delighted to announce that they have been awarded ’Sustainable Vineyard of the Year’ at the 2024 Aotearoa / New Zealand Organic Wine Awards. Two Paddock also won gold medals for the Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2022 and Two Paddocks Pinot Noir Rosé 2023.

The Sustainable Vineyard of the Year award is an eloquent testimony to their extensive re-wilding indigenous plant and bird species projects at Red Bank, farming organically across all vineyard sites, working with solar energy, and generally trying to pull back on their carbon footprint at every pragmatic level.

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Two Paddocks, which was established by Kiwi actor, Sam Neill, in 1993 is the only winery with a footprint in all three of the major wine valleys of Central Otago. Initially he bought a paddock in Gibbston and aimed to grow a small amount of his favourite grape – Pinot Noir – with the hope of producing enough wine for his friends and family. Today, it consists of four small vineyards in the Gibbston, Alexandra (Earnscleugh) and Bannockburn sub-regions of Central Otago. The vineyards are grown within a holistic farming model, which aims to naturally recycle all farm animal and vine by products back into composts and nutrient rich soil enhancers that are then applied to the vineyards. Over time, this will make the Two Paddocks portfolio entirely certified Organic.

‘Two Paddocks have an insatiable obsession with creating world-class Pinot Noir’