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Dominic Pecchenino, originally from the USA, is a Marlborough based grape grower and consultant, who has served industry organisations for more than two decades, during which time he has had a particular focus on research.
Phyll Pattie and Clive Paton are business and life partners who have made an immense contribution to Pinot Noir, Martinborough and sustainability in the industry.
Chris Howell, a Hawke’s Bay based grower has passionately served New Zealand grape and wine industry organisations for 30 years, first at regional level and then nationally.
Jim and Rose Delegat, a brother and sister combination, have built one of New Zealand’s most successful wine businesses through a lifetime’s involvement in the New Zealand wine industry.
Law graduate Georgia Mehlhopt had been an emergency communicator, but hiking the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain sent her on a new career path. These days, Georgia is working as a Viticultural Technician for Accolade Wines but will start a Cellar Hand role for vintage at Greystone in March. “I’m very torn between the vineyard and winery, I love both aspects of it.”
A couple of Marlborough renegades are rethinking the way we’re drinking, to crush the carbon footprint of wine. Fugitive is the bespoke brand of winemaker Nadine Worley and viticulturist Logie MacKenzie, who’ve paired up to produce an organic Sauvignon Blanc sold only in reusable kegs and bottles.