Peter Yealands, founder of Yealands Wine Group, has received a 2016 Kea World Class New Zealand Award for his individual achievements, successes and contributions to NZ social, economic and cultural growth.
“His life work is world-leading and world-changing,” said Ngapera Riley, global director of Kea. “Some of the many examples of this includes founding the first carbon-zero winery in the world, his use of world-first GPS technology in vineyards, and his influence in changing face of aquaculture and deer farming in New Zealand. Also, he is leading the way for sustainable New Zealand businesses and being recognised and awarded internationally for this.”