Grew up in Taranaki on the family dairy farm, attended New Plymouth Boys High School. Moved to Hawke’s Bay in 2005 and graduated with Bachelor of Viticulture in 2008.
I worked part time while studying for Maimai Creek Wines.
After I finished studying I became a Viticulture Cadet for Villa Maria in Hawke’s Bay.
Moving up the ranks at Villa Maria to Assistant Vineyard Manager.
None, but working on getting a dog.
Love pizza and pasta so a combo of those two, with a Syrah or Chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay.
Mal McLennan, Ollie Powrie and Jonathan Hamlet have all taught me a lot during my career so far.
Richie McCaw, Maynard James Keenan, Tiger Woods, Marc Ellis, Angus Young.
Winning rugby player of the club for Taradale in 2007 and a free trip to Australia along with it! Winning the Hawke’s Bay young viticulturist competition.
Continue striving to become more sustainable across all areas of the industry.
Probably somewhere else in the Horticulture industry.
I had never tasted wine until I began my viticulture degree.
Eat some pizza or pasta, taste some good beer or wine, anything to do with rugby or cricket.