Tohu Wines is the original Mãori-owned and operated wine label. When our team first discovered the label, we fell in love with their commitment to upholding ancient cultural values. Their wine captures the flavours of New Zealand, while they work to protect and cultivate the land for future generations.
Manaakitanga and Kaitiakitanga
Tohu’s Chief Winemaker is Bruce Taylor; his passion for traditional winemaking methods is truly inspiring, so it’s no surprise to us that he won the title of New Zealand's Winemaker of the Year at the Royal Easter Show Awards.
Introducing us to the company values, the Toho Wines team explained that their ethos is defined through the Mãori language:
Manaakitanga is the quality of care and generosity towards people
Kaitiakitanga is the importance of creating balance between between the needs of people, and the need to protect the ‘whenua’ – the land and sea.
For every grape grown and bottle of wine produced, the team never forget the deep connection to nature.
Tohu’s Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir
We’ve chosen to include two of Tohu’s Manaaki range of wines in our Deluxe Hamper – the Awaterre Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Awaterre Valley Pinot Noir. They’re the perfect companions to a bottle of the finest Bollinger.
The Sauvignon Blanc is from the popular Marlborough region. A luminous pale green colour, with aromas of tropical fruit, currant-leaf and herbal notes. On the palate, you’ll get ripe pineapple, pink grapefruit and citrus zest - a crisp, fresh-tasting wine, with an extra vibrancy that leaves you wanting more.
The Pinot Noir offers the perfect contrast to the pure taste of the Sauvignon Blanc. Offering delightfully rich flavours, with a long, elegant finish, the wine has a warming bright ruby hue, with aromatic layers of red fruit, spicy florals and hints of crushed herbs. We recommend taking time to let the flavours soak it in. The first sip will be packed full of bright cherry and red berries, finely integrated with French oak. It is a balanced mid-weight red, with refined silky tannins.
Our Deluxe Hamper
One of our most impressive hampers, the Deluxe Hamper offers a spectacular gift to celebrate special people and extraordinary occasions. The Tohu Wines and Bollinger Champagne are accompanied by a gorgeous selection of cheeses, biscuits and treats.
You can also find a selection of other Wine gift hampers, available to buy now from our extensive online range.