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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.
On 6 November three of the country’s finest young winemakers will compete for the title of Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year, having already won their regional finals. In the lead up to the National Final at EIT in Hawke’s Bay, we ask Ben, Ben and Peter what they love about the industry
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.