Malaysian-born Chinese, Stephen Wong MW moved from Borneo to Singapore before settling in New Zealand. Shortly after completing his studies, he picked up a sommelier role and started teaching himself on the job.Read More
Today we’d love to introduce you to another inspiring and energetic woman in wine that’s worth watching: Zoë Ladyman, Domestic and International Sales Manager for Akarua Wines in Central Otago.Read More
Dave Sutton is one of the driving forces behind the Lloyd family’s vision to create a sustainable estate that reflects Central Otago’s beauty and unpretentious quality of the land and lifestyle. As Te Kano’s Winemaker and General Manager, Dave not only crafts a range of premium Central Otago wines but has also been tasked to help leave a positive legacy for future generations of the Lloyd family.Read More
Today is International Women’s Day and we’re keen to get amongst it by sharing some of our most popular Q&A’s with women in the New Zealand wine industry with you.
We’ve asked 4 women in various areas of the wine trade what it means to them to be a “woman in wine” in New Zealand.Read More
I’ve got a love-hate relationship with Instagram and recently read the perfect quote, well on Instagram of course: “Sometimes, when I’m feeling really overwhelmed, I like to sit back, take a deep breath, make a list of everything I need to do and then spend 3-4 hours looking at photos of complete strangers on Instagram!” It still makes me laugh really… Read More
A love of horticulture, science and the arts, combined with growing up in Hawke’s Bay, set Julianne Brogden on the path to be a winemaker from a young age of 17.
Natalie Christensen likes a bit of colour and variety in her life which she’s certainly not short of as Senior Winemaker at Yealands Estate in beautiful Marlborough wine country. Previous wineries in her vinous career include St Clair Family Estate, Matahiwi Estate and various roles in Spain, France and the US.
Casey’s wine journey started in Kerikeri, followed by Auckland, Dubai and now Victoria. She launched the Travelling Corkscrew 8 years ago to document her wine journey and we’re thrilled to find out more about her wine ventures in the following Q&A. Read More