​​​​​​​ABOUT US

Tuki Vineyard is owned and managed by us, Jo and Mike Perry-Purchas. Using predominantly organic and sustainable practices, we place emphasis on building healthy soil and vines that translate the flavours of this unique terroir into fine wine. Jo completed a diploma in viticulture and we also have great input from local viticulturalists and winemakers.

​​​​​​​We've learned to have an empathy towards working with the environment. We now think in terms of seasons and about recognising and fitting in with the rhythms of nature. This is a lifestyle choice and something we truly believe in.

Where did the name Tuki come from? Tuki is a Maori word for a rhythmic beat or chant. For example, a tuki was used to synchronize the many paddlers of a large waka (traditional canoe). With our vineyard also being located within the Tukituki River valley, the name Tuki is a perfect fit.

To learn a bit more about us, please read this Close Up newspaper article Click Here. Or to read a review on our wines, please check out this Sip of the Week feature Click Here