we are dedicated to crafting premium wines with minimal environmental impact.
Born and raised in beautiful Nelson, Esmé’s passion for wine originally sparked from her love for artisan food after spending her summers at school and University working in restaurant kitchens. After attending Otago University Esmé went on to earn a post graduate diploma in viticulture and oenology from Lincoln University. When a chance came to work at the Marlborough winery, Esmé leapt at it. Ask her what she loves most about winemaking and she’ll say the blend of science and art. Esmé loves that it’s such a team environment in every part of the winery – from vineyard to logistics – it is essential to making great wine that people love to drink around the world.
A graduate of Lincoln University with a diploma in Horticultural Vineyard Management, Mat is responsible for 205 hectares of vineyard spread between the Awatere and Wairau Valleys.