Family-owned TIKI continues the farming tradition of the McKean family. The Waiata Vineyard in the Waipara Valley was the initial springboard in 2004, followed by Marlborough plantings in the Upper Wairau Valley and Central Otago pinot noir sourced from sites planted by Sue’s father, Denis Marshall, in the Gibbston Valley in 2003. The first TIKI wine was from the 2009 vintage, a sauvignon blanc. TIKI also produce pinot gris and pinot noir. A pinot noir rose is also produced from early pinot noir pressings. TIKI believes great wine is created in the vineyard and is an expression of place, people and time. Sustainable winegrowing It is an important part of TIKIs company philosophy to be environmentally responsible and to operate using sustainable practices. As a family-owned New Zealand business, they believe they have a responsibility to ensure that our natural resources are protected for future generations. TIKI is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) an initiative of New Zealand Winegrowers, provides a best practice model for vineyards and wineries involving the sustainable management of land and resources to meet the needs of today without adversely impacting the needs of tomorrow.