Influenced by KURU KURU family origins. In 1836 Hayden’s
fourth great grandfather, Captain James Joss married KURU
KURU of Ngāi Tahu tribe - Hayden’s Māori Grandmother. They
purchased a parcel of land from the local Māori chief and
farmed vegetables for sale to the early European settlers
to New Zealand. They loved their land and our ancestral
whakapapa is both the inspiration and our guide for KURU
KURU Wines.

Tiaki Whenua (Care for the land)

KURU KURU’s aroha or love for the land continues
today with Hayden’s organically farmed vineyard
in Central Otago. Established in 2002, this beautiful
land rewards that care with grapes that make
exceptionally high quality wine, year after year.

KURU KURU is our link to Ngāi Tahu, our iwi, our
tribe. Each bottle of KURU KURU proudly displays her
moko kauae, the mark carved on her chin, signaling

her respected position in Māori society.

The story of KURU KURU Wines reflects the stories
that have shaped New Zealand. Ultimately a journey
punctuated by connections across time, recognition
of our past, and hopes for our future. With reverence
for our history and ancestors we forge new ventures
from what they have created.


PO Box 50
Cromwell 9342
Central Otago
New Zealand

PO Box 50, Cromwell 9342, Central Otago, New Zealand

+64 021 102 0111