Jasper Hill’s Ron and Elva Laughton have officially retired after 41 vintages and their daughter Emily McNally is now in charge, together with her husband Nick. But Ron and Elva’s low-intervention approach to their métier continues in the shape of their daughter.
Duncan Shouler studied to become a marine biologist in Scotland, where he grew up, and transferred to the warmer waters of Auckland for his final year.
A year after Waiheke red wine specialist, Destiny Bay, learned that they had been awarded top spot in The Real Review Top Wineries of New Zealand 2021 Bob Campbell MW asked owner/winemaker Sean Spratt what impact the award had on their business.
Chris Yorke was global marketing director at NZ Winegrowers for 15 years before accepting a position as CEO for the Austrian Wine Marketing Board a little over two years ago.
Winemaker Luke Jolliffe’s precise attention to detail no doubt helped him get Stella Bella Wines into the top 20 of The Real Review’s Top Wineries of Australia 2022.
Brothers Richard and Malcolm Leask of Hither & Yon are vineyard guys, first and foremost.
Anna and Jason Flowerday bought the 11-hectare Marlborough vineyard and winery Te Whare Ra in 2003. It was originally planted in 1979 and is one of the oldest vineyards in the region.
Terry Dunleavy passed away peacefully at his Takapuna home on 14th March. In his words, he was 93 years young.
After his older brothers, Theo and Alex, purchased land at Burnham just south of Christchurch and decided to start a winery, Marcel trained to become a winemaker and travelled to New Zealand to join them.
International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8th, prompting the celebration of the distinguished women winemakers of Australia. And there are many of them.