Christchurch, Mean streets of Mapua, Nelson.
2010 Vintage Cellar-hand Neudorf Vineyards.
Pretty fresh off the boat so still waiting for the highlight. Inaugural winner of David Macintosh Memorial scholarship for Organics was a nice moment.
Definitely dog, we tried a couple of cats, but they were pretty suspicious of me, before finally moving out. We have a new pup called King who is shaping up to be a top notch winery dog.
While on a family Fiji sailing holiday we stopped at an unpopulated island in the Yasawa group. We had a memorable meal of freshly caught yellow fin tuna cooked on an open fire, with some icy cold beers; it doesn’t get any better than that.
There have been a few people in the Nelson scene that have influenced the way I think about wine. The Neudorf team, Shane Munn from Woollaston, Andrew Greenhough, For viticulture, Colin Ross at Seresin Estates.
Doesn’t matter who, more what they bring, hopefully the wines I want to try but am too stingy to buy.
Well to date would have to be my two boys, Will and Jack.
Co-op wineries would be nice. Young winemakers starting out can pool resources, collate new ideas, share the capital stress?
Tourism or Aquaculture.
I was raised as a vegetarian in a nudist Holiday park.
Go fishing at Durville Island.