Owner, Cellar Door Manager, Landscape Gardener, Viticulturist
I grew up between Dunedin and Central Otago. My family grew grapes as a crop on their sheep farm, from 1983, for a venture that became Gibbston Valley Wines – so the connection with the wine industry started here in Central Otago for me.
I studied Business at Canterbury. My last “paid” job was in a Business Development/ Projects Management role, in the Technology sector Guernsey.
A gardener at heart I was brought up in a culture of “doing it yourself” and “self-sufficiency” so I have a lot in common with Dean.