Invivo has increased its land occupancy in Marlborough, expanding volumes of grape tonnage by 153% for its 2022 harvest.
The increase in volumes occur as Invivo Cofounders Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron have further invested in increasing production on site at the Invivo winery this year. The winery now has capacity to produce more than 2.5 million litres of the Invivo X, SJP, Graham Norton and Invivo ranges of wines from New Zealand.
Invivo took over the 120-year old historic winery in 2016, with production capacity of just 150,000 litres. Based in Te Kauwhata, the winery was originally built by the New Zealand government in 1902 to establish if New Zealand could produce wine. Ran by prominent wine figure Romeo Bragato, the winery bore fruit to New Zealand’s first ever international gold medals for wine.
On the recent New Zealand harvest Rob says “The 2022 harvest was initially looking to be quite a challenging one due to an unseasonably wet February and March. The rain forced our hand in Hawkes Bay and some early Marlborough blocks but our Awatere Vineyards withstood the wet extremely well and pushed through towards the end of the season to finally experience some settled, dry weather. The resulting wines are looking fantastic with lots of intense flavour and aroma.”
Invivo also works with premium producing partners in France, Italy, Argentina, Australia and Ireland.