Jules Taylor has just been awarded Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine’s NZ Winemaker of the Year. The Judges said, “Jules is one of New Zealand’s modern pioneers. She produces outstanding wine, is fiercely proud of her region, and mentors the up-and-coming breed of Kiwi winemakers."
Despite growing up among the wine industry, Arabella studied fine arts, having decided that following her passions would steer her in the right direction. Her degree has given her many advantages in her role as brand manager at Astrolabe, including vineyard photography and designing the company’s labels.
Five years after starting their journey towards BioGro certification, Central Otago winery Amisfield has been named Organic Winery of the Year in the NZ Organic Wine Awards.
Alex Craighead, who grows and makes natural wine under his two labels, Kindeli and Don, is guided by the question: How can my wine be made, and all of my actions, be done more sustainably?
Thirteen years ago, German born Kathrin Jankowiec landed in New Zealand during a round-the world-trip and never left. She has climbed the ladder in the wine industry, and is now the production winemaker at Villa Maria in Marlborough.
Ostler’s first vineyard site is where the Waitaki Valley meets North Otago, formed by a 38-million-year-old seabed raised into a north facing limestone slope. The location was the raisin d'etre for their company and pioneering the Waitaki wine region.
Tiki is a Māori New Zealand wine company based in Waipara that cares for their vines under the guiding Māori principles of Kaitiakitanga: guardianship, protection and preservation of the earth.