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Martinborough Vineyard winemaker enjoying change

I’ve always been a big fan of Martinborough Vineyards wines and their thoughtful and highly skilled winemaker, Paul Mason. For some years I’ve felt that Martinborough Vineyards were flying a little under the radar. They consistently made good and often great wines but somehow dodged the limelight.

Leading winemaker moves on

Alastair Maling MW will shortly leave Villa Maria, where he has been chief winemaker for 12½ years to head the winemaking and viticulture team at Foley Family Wines.

Foley Family wines is owned by American billionaire Bill Foley. It must be the fastest growing wine group in the country after buying the Marlborough brands Grove Mill, Vavasour, Clifford Bay, Goldwater and Dashwood and the Martinborough wineries Te Kairanga and Martinborough Vineyards in reasonably quick succession.