Managing Director Framingham Wines
Tom was keen to be a member of Wine Marlborough’s board, because he wanted to see the industry continue to prosper and grow in a sustainable way. “It is too easy to sit on the side lines and criticize, much harder to get involved and make a difference and that’s what I am trying to do.”
Born and bred in Marlborough, Ben is passionate about the wine industry and was keen to become more involved. “I want to be a part of ensuring that Marlborough wine continues to grow and add value to both growers and wineries alike.”
Callum is openly proud of what the Marlborough wine industry produces, He believes it is vital for companies and growers to be cohesive, to ensure successful outcomes.
“I am dedicated to representing growers on the Marlborough Winegrowers board the best way possible.”
General Manager, Forrest Wines
Beth is a proud second generation family winemaker with Forrest Wines. She says being part of the board provides her with an opportunity to be part of protecting the premium persona of Marlborough wine.
“We are a young but world-leading wine region and if we continue to support the drive, passion and enthusiasm of our members we will be here for many generations to come.”
Winery Operations Manager, Wairau River Wines
Nick is an avid supporter of the Marlborough wine industry. Describing the wines produced here as world-class, he says the industry needs to ensure its premium reputation is not only protected but given the means to grow. “Sustainability and innovation are crucial to our ongoing success, as is the need to identify and develop our future industry leaders.”
Tracy is a destination marketer and says Marlborough’s reputation as an internationally acclaimed wine region is a key driver of visitation to the area. “I believe there is greater potential to further develop high-value wine tourism experiences that will both attract visitors and turn them into life-long loyal customers of Marlborough wine.”
Chef winemaker Stoneleigh
Pernod Ricard Winemakers
After entering the wine industry in 1990, Jamie joined Montana as a trainee winemaker. With a couple of decades now under his belt he has witnessed an industry that has shown unprecedented growth, in both volume and value. “With my experiences in winemaking, understanding of our global markets, and a personal passion for the industry, I want to ensure that Marlborough grows in a sustainable way, ensuring our winemaking community is supported and well informed.”
Managing Director Mount Base Vineyards
Kirsty has been a grape grower in the Marlborough region since 2007. Her businesses also include a photography agency, hemp growing and other commercial interests. Kirsty loves being a part of the Marlborough wine industry, and is excited to see the region develop further in time with focus on quality fruit, land and people.
Gus believes Marlborough is a special place to grow wine, a unique offering that is unmatched internationally. He has joined the board to ensure support systems are improved for the local people and businesses that make this region the success story it is. "I would like to ensure we are advocating for key issues challenging Marlborough and that our voice is being heard by the people who can make a difference."
Having worked in wineries in various wine regions around the world Anna came back to Marlborough where she settled with her husband, a sheep and beef farmer. At the end of 2007 she stepped back into the vineyard side of the industry planting vines. "Over that time the industry has shown us that despite what unforeseen challenges are thrown our way with good governance we are able to meet those challenges. I want to help the Marlborough wine region fulfil its potential and ensure that it is left in the best possible position for future generations."