The why behind our climate-friendly wine

At 3sixty2, our story is rich with history. Every grape, every vine, every bottle; steeped in tradition. We care deeply for the past and everything it’s given us – but right now, we need to focus on something else. We need to look at where we’re going. Our world is in danger, and we want an abundant future.… and we’re looking at you, carbon.

We’re doing our bit.

We have a founder, Alice. She cares deeply about the world, and does everything she can to protect it. She is smart, driven and focused. The reason we are who we are. With Alice at the helm, we’re doing things, big things, in the name of sustainability. We’re not just fighting climate change – we’re on the front line, day after day. We’re reducing our carbon footprint. We’re choosing to work with sustainable suppliers, whenever and wherever we can. We’re sourcing
sustainable grapes and striving to be better. We’re measuring, reducing and offsetting – through carbon
sequestration and our partnership with CarbonClick. We’re in a battle with carbon, and we won’t stop until we’ve won.

But, what does it all mean?

We get it, there’s a lot to take in. Carbon this, negative that … it’s a lot to get your head around. Some of you may know a lot, while others may still be learning. To help you out, we’ve decided to break a few things down. 

Carbon Emissions. Bad news. Carbon – in this case, carbon emitted by businesses and their energy production – is a greenhouse gas warming up the atmosphere and the Earth's surface. A climate change villain. 

Carbon Credit. A credit represents one tonne of CO2e that has either been removed from or avoided entering the atmosphere. By purchasing certified carbon credits through platforms like CarbonClick, businesses can balance out their environmental impact by supporting high quality climate projects, like reforestation and clean energy. This is called carbon offsetting.

CarbonClick. A New Zealand company, leading the fight against climate change. This sustainability-powerhouse enables businesses to purchase carbon credits, by supporting projects that positively impact the environment (like wind farms or reforestation).

Carbon Sequestration. The process of capturing carbon dioxide and removing it from the atmosphere, through natural resources (like our vines and our soil). A good-guy in the climate change struggle.

Carbon-Neutral. When a business offsets (or sequesters) the same amount of carbon that they emit, bringing their carbon footprint to an even zero.

Carbon-Negative. When a business offsets (or sequesters) more carbon than they emit. At 3sixty2, it means we offset 200% of our wine production carbon footprint.

CarbonClick website
So, what does that make 3sixty2?

We’re currently climate positive – and very proud of it. We measure, reduce and offset more than 200% of our carbon emissions, for every single bottle produced. We’d love to be naturally carbon clear, but that’s an ongoing journey (and one that requires everyone’s input). To make this happen, we’d need our suppliers – all of them – to be carbon clear businesses too. Which, for some industries (like transportation) isn’t technologically possible. Yet. Our suppliers are amazing, but sometimes their suppliers, the global big-dogs, are the ones not stepping up. As a tiny island down the bottom of the map, we don’t have much say when it comes to these guys. But, we’re trying. We’ll never stop trying.

And then there’s the Paris Agreement, which sadly doesn’t count our carbon sequestration. But that’s ok, it’s not all about being counted. As a little (but mighty) business, we’re proud of our natural resources, out there doing their carbon-fighting thing. We just get on with it, by offsetting our emissions in other ways. It’s double the work, but we’re ok with that. We’ve got the bigger picture in mind.

Want to help? Every bottle of 3sixty2 wine is climate positive … until it needs to be shipped to your door. In the world of carbon, transportation is a big problem and makes up 36% of New Zealand's total carbon footprint. But, it’s a problem that you can be part of fixing. A problem that gives you the chance to do your bit for the planet.

It’s quite simple. When you get to the checkout, look for the CarbonClick button. By clicking this, you’ll add a small contribution to your order – to purchase carbon offsets (which help to cancel out the carbon generated by the delivery trucks). You can even track your funds to see exactly where they’ve gone. For a more detailed understanding of our carbon offset projects, check out our Carbon Offset Portfolio.

3sixty2 carbon offset portfolio
our hope &

our vision

We believe in the power of Kaitiakitanga, or guardianship and conservation of the land, sea and sky. We believe in taking small steps, medium steps, giant steps – as long as we’re always stepping towards a better tomorrow. We believe that wine begins in nature – the stoney soils, the relentless vines, the clean New Zealand air – so it’s our duty, our right, our privilege to protect our natural world from harm.

We believe that if we want a more beautiful NZ, we have to leave behind our criticisms, our accusations, our culture of belittling and pointing the finger. We believe in a culture of working together. A culture of championing even the tiniest of efforts.

And, we believe in you. You’re learning, you’re trying, you’re giving a damn. Just like us.

Welcome to the fight against carbon. We’re so glad you’re here.

our wines

New Zealand Pinot Noir from Marlborough produced by 3sixty2 wines
New Zealand Pinot Noir from Marlborough produced by 3sixty2 wines
Winemakers hands analysing a Pinot Noir grape showing signs of seed development and ripeness

Pinot Noir 2019 Silver Linings

Regular price $34.00 One Tree Planted with every order
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This is complex and engaging Pinot Noir, showing spiced cherry, clove, thyme & smoked game characters on the nose. While concentrated and persistent on the palate, it delivers a silky texture and fine grainy tannins finishing firm and wonderfully long. Only 2867 bottles were produced. 

Tasted over five days this wine has an impressive consistency, purity and ageing potential. From day one through five the core of fruit remained the focus with aromas and flavours of dark red berries, layers of dark cherry and plum, some raspberry and rose flavours. Layers of wood spice and fine tannins with medium+ acidity hold the all the attributes together leading to a balanced, lengthy and even finish. Well made, a wine for today and the cellar. Best drinking from 2021 through 2030. 94 Points, Excellent.

Cameron Douglas MS 

 

This is complex and engaging, showing spiced cherry, clove, thyme and smoked game characters on the nose. It's concentrated and persistent on the palate, delivering silky texture and fine grainy tannins, finishing firm and wonderfully long. At its best: Now to 2025. 94 pts. 5 stars.

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

2019 Vintage details

2019 is regarded as one of the driest lowest yielding vintages Marlborough has seen. The growing season started off well, with a relatively wet spring providing good growth but pretty poor flowering which has meant the berries and bunches of the Pinot were smaller than average. The Pinot's delivered intense colour and flavour is a reflection of a very dry season.

Our handling time is 1-2 business days. Shipping times are in business days and are on top of the standard handling time. Once you have checked out you will receive an order confirmation email. When the wine has been dispatched, you will receive a second email with the consignment code and link to track and trace your order.  

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A bottle of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand made
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc I Sustainable Wine I Limited Release I 3sixty2 Sauvignon Blanc Fine Wine Delivery I Wine NZ I Wine Delivery I Wine Gift Delivery NZ
Winemaker holding a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in a Marlborough Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Sur Lie

Regular price $24.99 One Tree Planted with every order
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Complex, ripe and pure fruit scented bouquet. Aromas of fresh white peach and preserved lemon, fresh tropical fruits of pineapple and green mango then apple and fresh herbs. On the palate - textured, fruity, varietal and spicy. Flavours reflect the nose with a spicy acid tang, wet stone mineralogy and lengthy salivating and lightly salty finish. Only 2496 bottles were produced. 

Complex, ripe and pure fruit scented bouquet. Aromas of fresh white peach and preserved lemon, fresh tropical fruits of pineapple and green mango then apple and fresh herbs. On the palate - textured, fruity, varietal and spicy. Flavours reflect the nose with a spicy acid tang, wet stone mineralogy and lengthy salivating and lightly salty finish. Well made and ready to drink upon purchase and through to 2023.
94 points
Cameron Douglas MS


A gorgeous alternative-style; the complex bouquet shows baked apple, gun smoke, grapefruit and lime peel aromas with a hint of oatmeal. It's concentrated and weighty on the palate, delivering lovely roundness backed by firm acidity, finishing impressively long and expansive. At its best now to 2023.
93 pts. 5 stars
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
 


The 2017 vintage is a single-vineyard wine, grown in the Waihopai Valley and partly (15 per cent) barrel-aged. Maturing gracefully, it is a light yellow/green, mouthfilling wine, with vigorous, ripe, tropical fruit flavours, gently seasoned with oak, and a crisp, dry, lingering finish.
4.5 Stars
Michael Cooper 

 

A wine with a conscious, not many of those around! This Sauvignon Blanc has a certified (by CarbonClick) 200% carbon offset, meaning instead of being a drain on the world’s resources, they are adding to them. Fermented with a combination of wild and inoculated yeast strains, 15% of the wine was aged in barrel and then held back in bottle before release, a truly unique wine.
Yesssssss, a well-made sauvignon blanc with a little age can be such a treat, and this one is perfect! Stunning tropical notes on the nose, passionfruit with touches of fresh lychee, citrus and handfuls of freshly picked white flowers, then as the wine opens up a slight greenness creeps in adding to the complexity. The textural palate has weight, but the flavours remain vibrant, grapefruit, lemon, and apple with a big splash of acidity and crunchy minerals on the finish. Drink on its own or with crayfish, oysters, or mussels.

5 stars Angie Atkinson, The Wine Writer

2019 Vintage details

2019 is regarded as one of the driest lowest yielding vintages Marlborough has seen. The growing season started off well, with a relatively wet spring providing good growth but pretty poor flowering which has meant the berries and bunches of the Pinot were smaller than average. The Pinot's delivered intense colour and flavour is a reflection of a very dry season.

Our handling time is 1-2 business days. Shipping times are in business days and are on top of the standard handling time. Once you have checked out you will receive an order confirmation email. When the wine has been dispatched, you will receive a second email with the consignment code and link to track and trace your order.  

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  • $8.00
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  • $5.00 extra
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A bottle of Premium Marlborough Pinot Noir New Zealand made
A bottle of Marlborough Pinot Noir from New Zealand. New Zealand made 3sixty2 wine

Pinot Noir 2019 Change Maker

Regular price $50.00 One Tree Planted with every order
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A beautiful synergy has formed between fruit and secondary characters that mainly stems from the 2019 drought, low yields, and smaller than usual berries. A complete wild ferment combined with intricate and luxurious tannin structure reveals this to be a wine to be taken seriously. Made for my old man. Only 587 bottles were produced. 

2019 Vintage details

2019 is regarded as one of the driest lowest yielding vintages Marlborough has seen. The growing season started off well, with a relatively wet spring providing good growth but pretty poor flowering which has meant the berries and bunches of the Pinot were smaller than average. The Pinot's delivered intense colour and flavour is a reflection of a very dry season.

Our handling time is 1-2 business days. Shipping times are in business days and are on top of the standard handling time. Once you have checked out you will receive an order confirmation email. When the wine has been dispatched, you will receive a second email with the consignment code and link to track and trace your order.  

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  • $8.00
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New Zealand premium Chardonnay from the Marlborough wine region
Winemaker holding a bottle of Marlborough Chardonnay

Chardonnay 2019 Silver Linings SOLD OUT

Regular price $39.00 One Tree Planted with every order
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From a very special single vineyard down the Wairau, this Chardonnay is 100% Mendoza clone. Gorgeously composted and expressed, the elegantly fragrant bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, brioche, roasted hazelnut and lemon pith notes, leading to a concentrated palate offering terrific fruit purity together with discreet oak infusion.

Gorgeously composed and expressed, the elegantly fragrant bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, brioche, roasted hazelnut and lemon pith notes, leading to a concentrated palate offering terrific fruit purity together with discreet oak infusion, finishing persistent and creamy. At its best: now to 2027

95 Points Sam Kim - Wine Orbit 

 

 Youthful, complex and intriguing bouquet with aromas of old-fashioned seameal custard with roasted stone fruits, a dry stone mineral layer and baked tree fruits. There's also fragrances of wood caramel, lees and a whisper of butterscotch. Weighty, youthful and primary with flavours of tree and stone fruits that mirror the nose, toasty barrel spices and custard, some citrus pitch and peel along with a firm youthful texture. Fine wood tannins and medium + acidity. Balanced and well made with a lengthy finish. Best drinking from 2021 through to 2026+.

94 points Cameron Douglas - Master Sommelier 

2019 Vintage details

2019 is regarded as one of the driest lowest yielding vintages Marlborough has seen. The growing season started off well, with a relatively wet spring providing good growth but pretty poor flowering which has meant the berries and bunches of the Pinot were smaller than average. The Pinot's delivered intense colour and flavour is a reflection of a very dry season.

Our handling time is 1-2 business days. Shipping times are in business days and are on top of the standard handling time. Once you have checked out you will receive an order confirmation email. When the wine has been dispatched, you will receive a second email with the consignment code and link to track and trace your order.  

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  • $8.00
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  • $5.00 extra
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