"What makes us different makes us who we are."
The land where St Pauli is situated has been known as a number of ventures over the years. From a hop farm in the early 1900s to a deer farm and eventually to a vineyard in 2001.
We discovered the vineyard in 2017 when searching for our next adventure and a place to start our family. Originally from the UK, Gareth was a roofer and Robyn a midwife. We were completely new to viticulture when we arrived on the vineyard, but with our love of wine and passion to work on the land we set about creating our new life in the Moutere.
With plenty of learning and experience over the past few years we now enjoy every day on the vineyard tending to the vines and hand-harvesting the best grapes to craft our locally made wine.
Working with and supporting local is important to us at St Pauli.
We work with local people and suppliers where we can and regularly have a local crew helping on the vineyard.
Our bottle artwork is painted by talented Nelson artist Marilyn Andrews, the wine is made by expert local winemakers and we supply to local restaurants and stores.
Our cellar door will be opening in late December and will feature a selection of delicious goods and beautiful artwork from fellow Moutere Artisans.
Sustainability at St Pauli
St Pauli are proudly ceritfied by Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand (SWINZ). We do our best to ensure the sustainability and viability of St Pauli and the land.
The vines at St Pauli are dry-farmed, meaning we do not irrigate. Rainwater is harvested for general use around the vineyard. Vines are fertilised and often mowed by grazing livestock.
We choose to digitally print our labels with eco-friendly ink which not only reduces waste but is better for the environment. Our wine bottles are made from recycled glass and all are packaged in recyclable cardboard.
We focus on sustainability both in business and as an employer; we are a living wage employer and work with locals.
Robyn & Gareth Evans