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Winemaker | Wither Hills | Marlborough
Patricia was born in Olivar bajo - a small agricultural town in Chile 1.5 hours drive south from capital city Santiago. She studied to be an Agriculture engineer, and following graduation and a short stint at the Central Bank of Chile, she chose to follow winemaking as a career. After a number of vintages around the world and New Zealand, Patricia chose to raise her family in New Zealand, and is now a proud citizen.
Winemaker | Carrick | Central Otago
Growing up in Central Hawke’s Bay, Rosie wanted to work with animals and become a Veterinarian. After not getting into the required programme at University, Rosie defaulted into a Science Degree while still trying to figure out what to do with it.
Global Marketing Manager | INVIVO & CO.
Rachael is British born and had been living in London for 12 years when she started getting itchy feet and contemplating adventure. In 2016 she got in touch with an old colleague who had emigrated to New Zealand to see if she had any roles available at her company. A couple of skype interviews, visa applications and farewell bashes later, she was on her way to the southern hemisphere for the very first time.
Marketing Director | Te Mata Estate Winery | Hawke’s Bay,
Chair | Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers
Sally was born and raised in the United Kingdom and made the move to New Zealand with her Kiwi husband and two sons 14 years ago. Sally’s career has spanned a range of industries from FMCG to publishing, as well as working for the world’s two largest toy companies, before finding herself at Marketing Director at Te Mata Estate Winery.
Assistant Winemaker | Black Estate | North Canterbury
Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Nao was working as a computer engineer in Tokyo when she decided to take a year off to backpack around New Zealand. That was in 2007, and fourteen years later, Nao is still living in New Zealand today.
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."
In celebration of Organic Wine Week, we’re sharing stories from those people are champions for organic winegrowing in New Zealand. First up is Mandy Weaver, founder of Churton along with her partner and winemaker Sam Weaver.
In celebration of Organic Wine Week, we’re sharing stories from organic wine growers around New Zealand. Millton Vineyards & Winery was established in 1984 and is New Zealand’s first organic & biodynamic winegrower.
Home to breathtaking views at every turn, incredible local produce and, of course, some of the most prized Pinot on Earth, Central Otago is paradise for Jen Parr, winemaker for the highly-acclaimed Valli Vineyards. We asked Jen for her guide to wining, dining and life in this wild and wonderful place.