New Zealand summers have plenty of heat and sunshine but it is at nightfall when the magic happens. When the sun dips below the horizon and takes its warm kiss away from the islands the temperatures quickly drop. That is when you are reminded that NZ is a small cluster of islands in the middle of the pacific surrounded by water that mixes with the Southern Ocean. This brings cold night time temperatures for the grapes,
capturing the intense flavour and elegant acidity levels. This pattern creates one of the longest grape growing seasons on earth – and those unmistakable, remarkable zesty flavours, and fragrance that are the hallmark of Tiki wines.
Tiki is an indigenous New Zealand wine producer committed to sustainable winegrowing and to working with the environment without compromising quality. They care for their vines under the guiding Maori principles of
Kaitiakitanga: guardianship, protection and preservation of the earth.
Tiki is a family owned wine business. Founders and owners, Royce and Sue McKean, whose ancestors have been living and farming in NZ for over 800 years named their wine venture Tiki to pay homage to the wisdom of Royce’s Maori ancestors.
The Maui Range of wines takes their name from Maui, the Maori demigod who as legend tells us captured the sun and pulled New Zealand out of the sea. Maui was a great adventurer with an inquisitive nature and a fearless spirit. These attributes are at the very heart of New Zealander’s and the Maui range of wines. These wines are made in a very approachable, easydrinking style and are vibrant and refreshing.
Estate wines are a blend of the very best parcels of fruit selected from carefully selected Marlborough vineyards to make the very best wine possible. The winemaker aims for purity and freshness and a food friendly style.
KORO is Maori for grandfather and this range is named in honour of Royce McKean’s great-great-great-grandfather, Chief Tiki Tere Mihi. This is Tiki's most exclusive range and has a Central Otago Pinot Noir and a Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. Wines are individually hand- crafted from grapes harvested at optimum ripeness and made in very limited quantities. www.tikiwine.com