Trademark of Peter Yealands is related to the motto “you can do everything” and is part of a legend. Being engaged in management in the field of tillage on bulldozers and tractors, Peter has a track record in innovation and innovation - his successes were noted in the book “A Bloke For All Seasons of Peter Yealands story”. He has developed seven of his own wine-growing sites in Marlborough, as well as several other contracts for other companies. However, his entrepreneurial vision extends far beyond winemaking. At an early stage, Peter saw the potential for developing the Greenshell mussel farm, and in 1971 the first licensed seafood farm in New Zealand was launched. His efforts to develop innovative technologies contributed to the establishment of aquaculture in the region, the marine industry now brings $ 160 million in revenues per year from New Zealand exports. In the mid-1980s, Peter created one of the most successful deer farms in New Zealand, specializing in breeding animals and embryo transplantation.
These 2,000 hectares of property in Kaiuma Bay in Marlborough won an agricultural award in 2003. Peter, his wife Wai and son Aaron are currently focusing on creating “Yealands Estate” as a global brand. Despite the fact that he spent most of his time traveling, Peter personally took part in every initiative, rolling up his sleeves with the team in order to fully penetrate the work and understand the practical aspect. Peter's motto "you can do everything", his attitude and innovative thinking led to a number of global innovations in the field of winemaking, and now his goal is to become the most advanced and stable winery in the world!
Yealands Estate Winery was created to work stably at every level. Opened in August 2008 and built in accordance with the Green Building Code project and became the first winery in the world accredited by the CarboNZeroCERT™ system.
From an aesthetic point of view, the building is designed to fully merge with the landscape without any destructive contours. Rain from the roof of the plant is collected in the drains on both sides of the building, and then the water flows into a small lake near the winery. Functionally, it works as one of the most innovative and stable wineries in the world.
Motion sensors for controlling lighting and air conditioning are located throughout the building. Insulation and heat recovery technologies reduce heat loss and reuse energy. Probes inside and outside the building maintain a constant temperature, while solar panels, wind turbines and the burning of grapevine scraps generate additional power. The company's goal is to become self-sufficient in energy, supplying surplus energy back to the national grid. A large area of the winery contains tanks of various sizes. From their laboratories in the basement with a view of them, winemakers are able to control the temperature of each tanker separately and accurately. This allows the company to control every batch of final wine with absolute precision. Such management helps to achieve a stable quality of all wines, whether the company works with small batches manually or deals with large volumes.