Plantagenet winemaker replacement found in NZ

The new winemaker at Plantagenet ( was announced recently.It is Catherine Oates, a native Western Australian who has been working in New Zealand, where she was group winemaker for the Mud House Wine Group, based in the Waipara region of the South Island, whose brands include Mud House ( and Waipara Hills ( She also worked as a flying winemaker for Kendall Jackson in California at its La Crema winery, and in Italy. She holds a science degree in viticulture from Curtin University and a post-graduate diploma in oenology from Adelaide University.

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