Meet The Winemakers

The New Zealand Riesling Challenge was extended to the following winemakers:

Ant McKenzie
Ant McKenzie
Te Awa Wines
Hawkes Bay
Larry McKennaLarry Larry McKenna
Escarpment
Martinborough
Mike Brown
Mike Brown

Golden Hills
Estates Nelson
Paul Bourgeois
Paul Bourgeois

Spy Valley
Marlborough
Jules Taylor
Jules Taylor

Jules Taylor Wines
Marlborough
John Taylor
John Forrest

Forrest
Marlborough
Simon Waghorn
Simon Waghorn

Astrolabe Wines
Marlborough
Patrick
Patrick Materman

Pernod Ricard NZ
Marlborough
Simon Mc George
Simon McGeorge

Waipara Hills
Waipara
Matt Donaldson
Matt Donaldson

Pegasus Bay
Waipara
Duncan Forsyth
Duncan Forsyth

Mount Edward
Central Otago
Matt Dicey
Matt Dicey

Mount Difficulty
Central Otago

All the participating winemakers – both young and old - have won awards and plaudits for their carefully crafted Rieslings. All enjoy a party. Between them they represent the six principal Riesling-growing areas in New Zealand, each quite different in their allure, and all of them offering fantastic adventures for the visitor, whether they are into their wine…or not!