Karl Heinz Johner – Owner


With many years of wine making experience , the passion to build up wineries and make high quality Pinot wines, finally brought him to New Zealand.


Raphael Burki – Winemaker


Since 2006, Raphael has been working with Karl Johner. Raphael is also winemaker for a producer in Switzerland – where he travels to every year for vintage.


Christine Burki – Sales & Marketing

Christine is our busy all-round talent who always looks after our customers with a friendly smile as well as fulfilling all other roles such as administration, exports, marketing, communications …




Tina Theedom – Vineyard Manager

Tina is our greatest asset, looking after the vineyard with much care from her many years of experience.




Steven Bates – Vineyard & Winery

Steven has been with us for many years and is our backbone of support with his versatility in both the vineyard and the cellar.




Dale Morris – A lot of Everything

Our man for anything and everything that has to do with machines, maintenance and buildings.





Lilly – Staff support

Lilly is key to giving us all a bit of affection – only if she is able to take some time off from lying around in the sun, that is.





Tom – Staff support

Tom ensures the grounds are kept free from roaming rabbits, and always keeps a firm eye on Dale’s lunch.