New Zealand producer te Pā Family Vineyards has secured its first major UK listing with the launch of two of its wines into Tesco stores.

The te Pā Signature Series Sauvignon Blanc (rsp: £10) and Pinot Noir (rsp: £18) will be in stores by the end of this month. Both wines are sustainably grown and vegan-friendly.

The company is based in the Marlborough region and has a history dating back to some of the earliest Maori arrivals to New Zealand. The producer was set up by the MacDonald family whose Maori lineage stems back 800 years. The family-owned estate spreads over 400 hectares of vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau and Awatere regions.

The wines are made by chief winemaker Sam Bennett who has worked in many of the world’s wine regions, including Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough in New Zealand, and in cool climate regions such as Tasmania, Oregon and Burgundy.
Te Pā wines are represented in the UK by Buckingham Schenk.

Haysley MacDonald, owner of te Pā Family Vineyards, said: “I am delighted with this great achievement which is the result of tireless work by my team and our UK partners Buckingham Schenk. This is a key market for New Zealand Wines, and I have no doubt our wines will offer exceptional value and outstanding quality to UK consumers.”