Rob Knight, Cellar Manager, GisVin, Gisborne
Born, Bred, Schooled
Gisborne born and bred. Schooled at Gisborne Intermediate and Lytton High School
First wine industry job
Cellar work during vintage 1983 after school. Dipping tanks, cleaning and getting ferment samples… At Corbans Gisborne
First real (full time) job (outside of school/uni holidays)
Builders labourer, re-piling houses in Edgecumbe after the big earthquake.
Many, my 25th vintage this year is a special milestone and was a great vintage!
My Dad Terry, he was a very good Cellar Supervisor and taught me so much about having fun with what you do.
Desert island wine and food.
Ice cold Champagne, G&T and good cheeses
Dinner table companions, dead or alive
Bon Scott, former AC/DC front-man and George Best
Surviving my youth
New Zealand wine industry needs...
A continuing stream of the keen, hardworking, intelligent people like those I worked with this year.
If you weren't working in the wine industry in your current position, what would you be doing?
Building things or fixing things
Patience and calmness (mostly)
One thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
I love to ride my old 1975 Honda motorbike and have several tattoos
If you had the day off tomorrow what would you like to do.
Take the kayak out on the sea and chase some fish
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