About Tipping Point Wines

Chef and Kiwi entrepreneur, Al Brown, has embarked on a journey into the world of the wine with Tipping Point, which aims to do good and taste great with each varietal supporting a different not-for-profit organisation in New Zealand. 

“From day one this project has been about creating a wine that celebrates all of the things that are close to my heart – our regions, our land and bringing people we love together for a bite of something delicious to eat was down with a decent drop” - Al Brown. 

Tipping Point wines support six organisations that are working hard to create a better future for New Zealand: The Bumble Bee Conservation Trust, Sea Cleaners, Kea Conservation Trust, The Hauraki Gulf Conservation Trust, Wilding Free Mackenzie and Te Tira Whakamātaki. 

Tipping Point has been crafted from the ground up to embrace New Zealand’s genuine, no-fuss lifestyle. From being on board and helping with each vintage this year, to the distinctive bottle shape and convivial labels, Al Brown’s love for informality shines through every aspect. 

“There is a strange formality around drinking wine and selecting the perfect bottle. I wanted to remove this completely from Tipping Point. Anyone can drink these wines, any time. At the end of the day, it’s just that, a very drinkable drop and each varietal fits well with our relaxed Kiwi spirit.” 

Like any good idea, Tipping Point started as a conversation between Al Brown and his wine-making friends earlier this year and evolved into a range of delicious New Zealand wines that champion what is most important to our country. 

So, gather some friends, unscrew the cap, then ‘serve and protect’.