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Family winemaking tradition continues at Spy Valley

Spy Valley’s newly appointed general manager has grown up with the winery in her veins.

Amanda Johnson, daughter of Spy Valley’s founders Bryan and Jan Johnson, has this month taken over as general manager, and comes prepared to help the company as it progresses its new strategic direction.

Johnson has a background in marketing and human relations, and says she will play to the strengths of her team.

“Spy Valley Wines has been shaped by its wonderful, skilled and dedicated people. I intend to help them continue to flourish as a team in New Zealand’s beautiful and leading wine region, with Spy Valley inspiring the world of wine,” she says.

“I am excited and invigorated by the challenge, and looking forward to fulfilling a long held immerse myself in the family business as a guardian for the next generation.”

Johnson’s appointment will lead the company in its focus of looking after the land for the next generations, highlighting the importance of sustainability and land protection.


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