Rugby, racing and wine
When I learned that Sir John Kirwan was importing Italian wine I scrambled to find out how many other ex-All Blacks had a connection to the wine industry.
I found two, but there may be more. Simon Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick Estate in Gisborne is the nephew of the famous ex-All Black Ian Kirkpatrick and John Ashworth, founder of Junction Estate in Central Hawke’s Bay is a former All Black front row forward with 24 tests under his belt.
Are there more? If so I’d like to know.