Matt Elrick, Winemaker, Allan Scott Family Winemakers, Marlborough

Born, Bred, Schooled:

Born Bred Schooled in the winterless north – Whangarei – {Ngati-wai so I pronounce it how its meant to be pronounced ‘wongaray’}.  Got addicted to champagne while living abroad – came home to make it!

First wine industry job - year:

Cellier le Brun - 2000.

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

Pathology Dept Shirley Oaks Hospital (East Croyden) London.  In the wine industry – that would be Sherwood Estate Wines Waipara.

Career Highlight!

Discovering Champagne.  

Cat? Dog?

Cat called Lucy. 

Desert Island wine and food...

Dom Perignon  - fresh Ratimera Bay scallops.  (Ratimera Bay is in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds). 

Mentor/Influencer?

Dom Perignon.

Dinner table companions, dead or alive...

Billy Connolly, and the girls from Absolutely Fabulous.

Greatest achievement?

Discovering Champagne.

New Zealand wine industry needs…

More humour.

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

Cutting up dead people (Pathology).

One thing about you people might be surprised to learn?

I used to cut up dead people (Pathology).

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

Catch some scallops in Ratimera Bay and marinate them in Dom Perignon in my belly    

Connections:

 

Twitter:         @allanscottwines

FB:               drinkallanscottwines 

Web:            www.allanscott.com

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