Lucy Walter, Admin / Production Logistics at Tinpot Hut Wines, Marlborough

First wine industry job

1995 Cairnbrae Vineyards. Great Vintage to start my wine career off in?!

First Real Job

As above

Career Highlight

Hard to nail it at one but getting through my first vintage - 7 weeks as a lackey on night shift with no days off was pretty good

Cat? Dog?

Dog - Archie 11 years old... my first born

Desert island wine and food.

Has to be a Chardonnay, possibly Villa Maria Keltern plus a Bilancia Syrah with a Tinpot Pinot Gris... oh and food... Chocolate and a wheel of Parmesan


there's been a few but Matt Thomson and Fiona Turner have been great to me over the years and now I'm working for them!

Dinner table companions, dead or alive

Dawn French, Dame Judi Dench, Graeme McDowall, Frank Sinatra and George Clooney

Greatest achievement

See career highlight! And my two awesome boys, I think I have more to come, achievements not more Children ;-)

New Zealand wine industry needs...

When you travel overseas with fellow industry people there is such cohesion and unity.... We need this at home as well.

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

What I do in my spare time... our family business Puddle Jumpers Outdoor Clothing for Kids

One thing about you people might be surprised to learn?

I hate liquorice and people who say they're sooooo busy. We all are, get on with it!

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

Can you get to Rarotonga and back in a day?


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