OUR TEAM

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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