Tohu Wines has collaborated with artist Flox to design an exclusive gift box and label for their limited edition Méthode Traditionelle Rewa Rosé. The release of the wine is part of the celebration of Tohu Wines 20thanniversary.

“We are delighted to be working with Flox, who shares our passion for the unique landscape of Aotearoa,” said Kono CEO Rachel Tauleilei. “We knew she would be the perfect artist to express and honour our connection to the land.”

Inspired by the Rosé, Flox’s illustrations depict native birds, ferns and flowers of Aotearoa. For every tote bag sold, Tohu Wines will donate a native tree through Te Rahi o Tāne – Trees That Count. Trees That Count helps conservation groups to plant more native trees by connecting planters with funders.

“One of our core values is kaitiakitanga, or guardianship. At Kono and Tohu Wines, our promise is love for the land, respect for the sea,” said Taulelei. “We are passionate about being true to who we say we are and honouring our role as custodians of the land.”

Named after the rewarewa, Tohu Méthode Traditionelle Rewa Rosé 2015 was created to mark Tohu Wine’s 20th anniversary.

“We wanted to create something really special to celebrate this milestone. This sparkling rosé is crafted solely from Pinot Noir. It’s an elegant yet complex wine with bright berry aromas and brioche notes,” said Bruce Taylor, Tohu chief winemaker