We believe it's important to give back to the local community, almost as much as we believe in making award-winning wine. As a result we've created an ongoing sponsorship programme – we call them 'Spy Valley Secret Missions'.
Some of our missions include:
/SXSW – South by Southwest Annual Film, Interactive & Music festival in Austin, Texas. Spy HQ is proudly sponsoring the NZ Music party tent in collaboration with the NZ Music Commission.
/Life Education Trust – we have offered financial support to the mobile education programme to allow New Zealand children to have positive health based education. You may even 'spy' our logo on one of the mobile caravans visiting a local school.
/Life Flight Trust – we have been involved in fundraising events so that air rescue ambulance services can remain in the air not on the ground.
/Friends of Te Papa provided Spy Valley Echelon bubbles for the Friends of Te Papa fundraising night for the acquisition of the red carved Steinway piano He Korero Purakau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu, Story of a New Zealand river
/Cameron Karwowski Cameron Karwowski, Marlborough local, now based in Southland. Cameron is a New Zealand road & track cyclist, a Junior World Champion in 2009, World Cup Medalist and National Champion in 2012 . He has represented NZ at elite level on both the road and track, all around the world for the past 4 years. His goal is to be in the NZ Team Pursuit Squad for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Rio Olympics. Spy has proudly supported Cameron along the way, and will continue help him pursue his goals.
/Ronald McDonald House – donation of wine to support the Supper Club Auction to raise funds for a new Ronald McDonald house in Newtown, Wellington
/Melanoma Research Institute – donation of wine for the Melanoma Research Institute launch to assist in raising awareness about the importance of clinical trials in New Zealand
/Brainwave Trust– wine donated to support the DVD launch of "Why the Early Years Count" showing scientific findings on brain development in the first few years of life.
/The Service Depot Fashion Launch – wine donated to support their store opening