Tohu (pronounced Tor-who) is the world’s first Maori owned wine company. Since 1998, they’ve been making their mark on the world with wines produced from New Zealand’s premier grape growing regions: Marlborough and Nelson.
Their wines are superb examples of varietal excellence with a unique and distinct appeal. Yet they are more than a product of their skills as winemakers. Tohu (meaning sign or signature) wines are a sign of their integrity as wine producers and custodians of the rugged yet fertile soils of our country Aotearoa, New Zealand.
True to Maori culture, they have a strong spiritual connection to everything they grow and a responsibility to ensure their land is passed onto future generations in pristine condition. The Tohu vineyards are certified by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand and they see this program as an integral part of their values — working with the environment without compromising quality and integrity.
Tohu produces two outstanding ranges of wines, Reserve / Kaumatua and Premium / Taonga, each exhibiting the strengths of the region they are sourced from: Marlborough for its world class Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Riesling; Gisborne for stunning Chardonnay, and Nelson – one of New Zealand’s most exciting emerging wine regions – for aromatic varieties such as Pinot Gris.
The team at Tohu Wines are proud to be New Zealand’s premier indigenous wine company. Their winemaking philosophy is to create a style of wine they believe best reflects the region and, in particular, captures the very essence of their unique vineyards.