Dave Kenny, Export Director, Wairau River Wines, Marlborough

Born, Bred, Schooled

Born - Upper Hutt, Bred - Rotorua, Schooled – Rotorua and Auckland  

First wine industry job - year

Vinimark Distributors, Durban, South Africa

First real (full time) job (outside of school/uni holidays)

Datacom Computers, Marketing Assistant

Career Highlight

Eating and drinking at some of the world's craziest places!

Cat? Dog?

Not yet, 3 boys more than compensate!!

Desert island wine and food.

Roast chicken and Puligny Montrachet

Mentor/Influencer

Brian Bicknell (for his ability to have fun along the way)

Dinner table companions, dead or alive

Lindsay Parkinson (for his worm dance later on) and the Swedish Womens Volleyball side

Greatest achievement

3rd place Waikato/Bay of Plenty Inter-school Under 13 Long Jump

New Zealand wine industry needs...

Relax and realise we are pretty bloody good at what we do. Don't ever give anything away!

If you weren't working in the wine industry, what would you be doing?

Trying to get into the wine industry.

One thing about you people might be surprised to learn?

I coached and played rugby in Sweden.

If you had the day off tomorrow what would you like to do.

Play golf with my mates followed by a long lunch down at the Viaduct

Connections:

T: @dangerousdkenny

FB: Dave Kenny

LI: Dave Kenny

Web : www.wairauriverwines.com


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