Tohu Wines

Wineries Marlborough Cellar Door

16 Bristol Street, Riverlands, SI 7240
(03) 520 9230


Tohu Wines: Capturing the Unique Flavors of New Zealand's Nelson and Marlborough Wine Regions Tohu Wines is a Maori-owned winery located in the heart of New Zealand's wine regions of Nelson and Marlborough.

It was established in 1998 as the first Maori-owned wine company. Tohu Wines' philosophy is to protect and respect their land, instilling practices that would benefit future generations of winemakers while capturing the unique flavors of each region's environment.

Award-Winning Wines and Sustainable Winegrowing Practices

Tohu Wines is committed to sustainable winegrowing practices, championing water conservation and reducing fossil fuel use to aid preservation of the environment. It is no surprise that their vineyards and Winemaking facility are certified via Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. The winery offers a range of award-winning wines that capture the essence of the region. Their wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gew├╝rztraminer, and Riesling.

A Cultural Destination

Tohu Wines offers more than just award-winning wines. The winery is part of a family business, guided by Maori culture and traditions that have been passed down for generations. Visitors seeking to learn about the history of the Maori people, their farming and fishing practices, and the connection between the land and the sea can immerse themselves in the rich Maori culture. You can learn the values that guide the winemaking practices: Rangatiratanga, excellence; Kaitiakitanga, guardianship; and Manaakitanga, kindness.

Explore the Winery and Vineyards

Visitors to Tohu Wines can take a guided tour of the winery and vineyards, learning about the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. Experience firsthand how the unique qualities of the Nelson and Marlborough region provide a canvas for the creation of outstanding wine.

When to Visit Tohu Wines

Tohu Wines is open to the public all year round, and tours of the winery can be arranged by appointment. The best time to visit the region would be in summer, from December to February, to experience the full flavors of award-winning wines with year-round wine tasting available on request.

How to Get to Tohu Wines

Tohu Wines is conveniently located at 79 Raupara Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand. Travelers can get to Tohu Wines by car, bike or taxi from Blenheim which is about 12 kilometers from the winery. The journey takes around ten minutes by car.


Open Days / times: Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Wine Region: Marlborough

Facilities: Cellar Door

Wine Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc

Brands: Tohu, Kono, Aronui, Tutu.

Cases Produced: 50,000-499,999 cases

Established: 1998

Vineyards: 80

Winemaker: Bruce Taylor

Types & Styles: Sustainably Produced


16 Bristol Street, Riverlands, SI 7240

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