Born in Thames and grew up in Paeroa before moving to Hawkes Bay. Finished my schooling at Napier Boys High School. Bachelor of Wine Science and Bachelor of Viticulture at EIT Hawkes Bay graduating in 2006.
Cellar Hand at Te Awa Winery in 2006.
Im hoping this is still to come!!
Definitely Dog... spend many hours hanging out and hunting with my 2 year old Hungarian Vizsla - Crosby.
Fresh Nz seafood with an aged Chenin Blanc from the Loire.
Personally my folks for sure. Professionally - my long time mentor Jenny Dobson.
Jim Morrison, Eddie Vedder, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Rudolf Steiner.
Convincing my (now) wife, Tarryn to move out from the UK.
To have more faith in the wines of Hawkes Bay and promote them on an equal footing with the more 'famous' regions and varieties.
I love working with wine and food so if I wasn't making wine I would maybe be a Chef....
I was named in the Otago Maori Rugby Team....... Im not Maori though........ awkward phone call....
Fishing, hunting, hanging out with my wife and daughter, any of these and I would be a happy man.