Vineyard Timbers

We supply New Zealand vineyards (such as Pernod Ricard Winemakers – Church Road) with NON-TREATED Class 1 (25 year in-ground durability – 40 years plus out of ground durability) reclaimed hardwood timbers. These timbers are milled from heartwood (not sapwood) and are a mix of Tallowwood, Spotted Gum and Iron Bark.

These hardwood timbers are a superior alternative to chemically treated posts – particularly for organic / boutique vineyards. There has been a real move away from CCA treated posts, firstly because of leaching into the soil, but also because of the difficulty of disposing of old/broken posts. Posts can get broken by mechanical harvesting, and because they are chemically treated, they cannot be burnt or buried. Our non-treated hardwood means that at the end of the post / strainers / stays lifecycle, the reclaimed hardwood can be repurposed or used as firewood without any nasty off-gassing chemicals!


As part of our commitment to sustainability and responsibility at Pernod Ricard Winemakers, we were looking for a partner that could support us with trellis alternatives that are not only sustainable, but also meet the needs of the vineyard and the surrounding environment. LMA Timber was a great partner to tackle this, they enabled us to utilise repurposed timber to fulfil our requirements. They provided us with stable, long lasting and untreated timber, which was simple to install and has great aesthetics. 


Aesthetics, functionality and sustainability were the drivers when selecting the posts for establishing our dream vineyard. After two suppliers fell through at the last minute, Martin and the team were a godsend helping to bring this dream to reality – and with a superior product. Breaking new ground comes with many challenges but Martin helped us navigate these to deliver the new gold standard for premium grape growing.  We are so thrilled with the result and have had so many favourable and envious comments about our vineyard.  Cheers to LMA Timber!

Typical strainer sizes are 150mm x 150mm and between 2.4 and 2.7 long. Posts and stays are typically 75mm x 75mm and also between 2.4m and 2.7m long. Custom sizing is also available – anything up to 400mm x 400mm and 11.8m long!

For more information about our non-treated, durable hardwood vineyard timbers, please call us on 021 398 800 or email –