Torlesse wines are proud to be a foundation member of this project and announce the Torlesse Biodiversity trail open to the public.
The official opening of the Torlesse Biodiversity Trail From left: Garry Jackson, Mayor of Hurunui District Council. Rude Kleinplaste, TV and radio personality. Kym and Maggie Rayner from Torlesse Wines
The long-term benefits to wine production are achieved by encouraging nature's services such as pollination and pest and disease control, as well as weed suppression, improved soil quality, conservation and ecotourism. Nature's services add value to the vineyards while reducing reliance on herbicides and pesticides.
Along the trail, many of the plant species have informative signs detailing the Maori, common and scientific names - along with information about traditional Maori uses and nature's services such as biological control of pests and weeds, which the plant provides.