Grower of the Year 2021

Congratulations to Kotare Hops who took out NZ Hops' Grower of the Year award for 2021. The Moleta family are still relatively new to hop growing but have proven that their hops are top quality amongst our co-op of 27 growers. We’re incredibly proud of their achievements and 2022 is looking to be a fantastic harvest.​

The Grower of the Year award recognises overall hop quality (measured pre-harvest) in a number of categories. This year we also added a 'greater good' category where growers earned 'points' via community support and sustainability projects.

Congratulations team Moleta.

Read more about the Moleta family and see their hop garden in Tapawera.

From dairy farmer to hop grower
Sales Director - NZ Hops Ltd