Peter Yealands is best known for being the owner and founder of Yealands Estate wines, based in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough. However, Peter’s entrepreneurial vision, successes and contributions to New Zealand reach far back beyond wine-making; having pioneered marine farming in New Zealand as well as establishing one of the country’s most successful deer farms.
Peter received an Environmental Award in 2003 and was named South Island Farmer of the Year by Lincoln University for his entrepreneurial spirit and unswerving passion for the land.
His trademark ‘can do’ attitude, commitment to the land and his reputation for ambitious, innovative and sustainable projects have helped preserve and enhance New Zealand for generations to come.
Peter’s many and varied successes have been recently chronicled in his biography ‘A Bloke for All Seasons’.
Watch Peter Yealands accept his award here.