Kate has made an immense contribution in the 37 years since she tasted her first New Zealand wine, and was awarded the Sir George Fistonich medal in 2010, inducted as a Fellow of New Zealand Winegrowers five years later, and last year inducted into the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame.
Crunching numbers in a sunless office isn’t the usual prelude to a career in winemaking. But it yielded just enough cooped-up-ness to render a young Nadine Cross, now winemaker at Peregrine, rather career-chafed
Sachi has ten years’ experience and a doctorate in biotechnology, specialising in nanotechnology. But while she was writing her thesis, she had a light-bulb moment, she realised that she wanted to have a career in the wine industry instead.
In 2004, Two Rivers winemaker Dave Clouston returned to his home province, determined to approach Marlborough fruit with a Mediterranean perspective, and become “New Zealand’s greatest Rosé producer”.