Presenting Winemakers & Special Guests

LEAH SERESIN

Co-Owner + Winemaking Team

SERESIN ESTATE

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LEAH SERESIN

Co-Owner

SERESIN ESTATE

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SIMON BUCK

Owner + Winemaker

WINE DOG IMPORTS & TABLELANDS

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SIMON BUCK

Owner

WINE DOG IMPORTS & TABLELANDS

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Simon was born in New York, but raised in Wellington, New Zealand. When he accepted a job with one of the longest-standing importers of New Zealand wines, he realized his destiny was to bring the purest expressions of international winemaking to the country of his birth. Simon was instrumental in introducing the first top-quality New Zealand wineries to the U.S. including Dry River and Te Mata Estate. Following the successful launch of the Tablelands brand, he and Magnus Riddiford founded Wine Dogs Imports to continue this mission.

STU DEVINE

Ambassador

BORTHWICK & TE AWANGA WINES

STU DEVINE

Ambassador

BORTHWICK & TE AWANGA WINES

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Stu Devine is North American market specialist. He has an in depth understanding of the complex US market and has established a broad range of relationships amongst the trade, distributors, importers and media. Stu’s background is viticulture. He has owned a vineyard in Hawkes Bay and has been involved in Winegrowers research. In 1998 he was employed by Villa Maria Estate as a viticulturist where he set up and managed their sustainable winegrowing programs throughout New Zealand.

CLAIRE ALLAN

Winemaker + Owner

HUIA VINEYARDS

CLAIRE ALLAN

Owner + Winemaker

HUIA VINEYARDS

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Claire and her partner, Mike, arrived in Marlborough in 1990 to work for other wine companies and say they were “completely blown away by the region”. So much so that they utilised their formidable winemaking skills to establish their own label in 1996. The three Huia vineyards are organically and bio-dynamically run. They have a strong philosophy that the creation of good wine and understanding and caring for the environment go hand in hand!

ALLAN SCOTT

Estate Owner + Winemaker

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FAMILY WINEMAKERS

ALLAN SCOTT

Estate Owner

ALLAN SCOTT FAMILY WINEMAKERS

Allan Scott is synonymous with wine in Marlborough: he has worked every harvest since 1973 and is credited with planting some of region’s most famous vineyards, including the very first. In 1990, Allan and his wife Catherine established Scott Family Winery as one of the first independent wineries of Marlborough. Since inception, the winery has produced wines consistent in flavor and quality year after year while continually evolving to keep ahead of the changing demand of the market.

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TOBIAS BUCK

Sales & Marketing Manager

TE MATA ESTATE

TOBIAS BUCK

Sales & Marketing Manager

TE MATA ESTATE

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Toby Buck is Marketing & Communications Manager at Havelock North winery, Te Mata Estate. He grew up on the Te Mata Coleraine vineyard in Hawke’s Bay and was raised planting cabernet vines on the property, as well as working in the winery and the barrel halls of Te Mata Estate. He has travelled extensively and worked in many of the world’s wine regions. These days, when in Hawke’s Bay, Toby lives on the Estate’s Awatea vineyard. He maintains a strong interest in writing and in the arts.

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*All educational content and images courtesy of NZWine.com*

New Zealand's wine regions extend 1,600km (1,000 miles) from subtropical Northland (36° S) down to Central Otago (46° S), home to the world’s most southerly vineyards. Their vineyards benefit from the moderating effect of a maritime climate (no vineyard is more than 120km, or 80 miles, from the ocean), long sunshine hours and nights cooled by sea breezes.

Most New Zealand wine regions are found on the eastern coastlines of the North and South Islands, in the rain shadow of the mountains, each with its own unique soils and climatic conditions. Within these diverse regions, subregional characteristics shine through and wines are distinguished as being not just from a wine region, but from a subregion and a place. 

All About New Zealand Wine Country

· New Zealand's Wine Regions ·

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New Zealand’s second largest wine region, sunny Hawke’s Bay has been an abundant source of fine wine since 1851.

A spectacular landscape and sophisticated tourist culture also home to some of the world’s best Pinot Noir, not to mention impressive, vivid white wines.

The mix of high sunshine, verdant landscapes, fascinating history and the exciting range of wine styles makes Gisborne a beguiling wine destination.

Where the Southern Alps tumble down to meet extensive lowlands, boutique producers craft outstanding Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and fine aromatic wines.

Wairarapa is a compact yet diverse region, with numerous boutique producers offering a range of varieties and producing wine of exceptional quality.

This picturesque region, found on the northern tip of the South Island, benefits from high sunshine hours, a sheltered, moderating coastal climate and free-draining, semi-fertile soil.

This large and very diverse region is home to some of New Zealand’s biggest wine companies, as well as numerous high-quality boutique vineyards, offering something for every palate.

Its northern location and close proximity to the sea give the Northland region an almost subtropical climate – humid, sunny and warm.

Flanked by the cool south Pacific Ocean to the east and the high peaks of the Southern Alps to the west, the Waitaki River is one of New Zealand’s largest.

The Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions south of Auckland have small pockets of vineyard plantings scattered amidst rolling farmland.

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