Butterworth Estate is an accredited sustainable winegrowing vineyard.

Butterworth Estate is committed to best practices in all levels of vineyard management and wine production at our Wairarapa winery. We are fully certified “Sustainable” under the New Zealand Winegrowers certification programme and use only certified sustainable contract service suppliers. Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand® has an external audit structure that has integrity and rigour to comply with market expectations. Water and Atmosphere Information Ltd (WAI) conducts the audits for Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand® for both vineyard and winery requirements. WAI has extensive background in the viticulture, horticulture and aquaculture industries and involved since the commencement of the SWNZ program in 1994.

New Zealand has led the way in sustainable wine production practices. Butterworth Estate is proud to be a part of the program and endorses all actions and programs to ensure we are responsible stewards of our land and protect it for future generations.

New Zealand Winegrowers Association has produced some very informative videos about the importance of sustainable winegrowing. These videos can be accessed here on the NZ Wine website.

More information on the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand® programme can be found in this PDF or in the Sustainability Consumer Brochure. All our wines are vegan and vegetarian friendly.

You can buy Butterworth Estate's Martinborough wines online in our shop or find details of our wine distributors for stocking your retail or hospitality premises.


Our Wines

The Butterworths, a family entwined in New Zealand’s farming and sailing history, are the custodians of the Julicher Vineyard situated on the iconic soils of Te
Muna. All of our wines are Estate produced, made with a light touch by winemaker and biotechnologist, Martin Bell.

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