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The first thing you’ll notice about Jane De Witt is her broad smile and carefree laugh. She eschews pretension – in wine and life – while succeeding brilliantly in both. As Lion’s Head Winemaker North Island, she leads the production of seven brands and myriad wines, dominated by sparkling production.
Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year, Annabel Bulk from Felton Road Wines has taken out another competition to be crowned New Zealand's Young Horticulturist of the Year 2018.
It takes pluck to start a wine company in the wake of Covid-19. But three women under 30 have done just that, starting Three Fates Wine in Hawke’s Bay.
Born in England and raised in Australia, Kevin Judd attended Roseworthy Agricultural College in Adelaide, earning a degree in oenology. After working in New Zealand for three years, in 1984 he met David Hohnen, who wanted Kevin to be his winemaker for a new company being established. That company, was Cloudy Bay, and the rest they say, is history.
The Roll of Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers recognises those who have contributed substantially to the New Zealand wine industry. Whether it be through research, innovation or sustainability, their invaluable efforts and unwavering dedication have helped our industry grow and prosper.