By Ian Neubauer

New Zealand’s only indigenously owned wine company has launched its first wine in Australia.

Kono Sauvignon Blanc is produced by the Tohu Wine Company, a partnership between three Maori trusts that operates under the philosophy that growers have a strong responsibility to utilise best environmental practices at all times.

“Our wines are a pure expression of their natural environment and the rich soils entrusted to us by our ancestors,” said Tohu Wines managing director, James Wheeler.

“In turn, profits from their sale are invested back into our local communities to educate and develop future kaitiaki — guardians of our native land.”

Kono Sauvignon Blanc wine grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Marlborough Region and blended by winemaker Simon Waghorn.

Kono Sauvignon Blanc is available nationally from Dan Murphy’s liquor outlets at a RRP of $11.99.    

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