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The Butterworths, a family entwined in New Zealand’s farming and sailing history, are the custodians of the Julicher Vineyard situated on the iconic soils of Te Muna.
“We loved the wine so much we bought the vineyard” jokes Brad, however, he’s deadly serious. Brad & Warren aspire to see their Te Muna estate recognised as one of the very best producers in the world.
BUTTERWORTH TE MUNA ESTATE
Julicher Vineyard is set to expand and evolve under the new ownership of Brad and Warren Butterworth.
Martin began working in the wine industry in 2004, after graduating with a Master of Science degree, majoring in Biotechnology, from the University of Otago.
As well as working vintages around the world, Martin has spent nine years in Marlborough. There he used his degrees and gained experience working on the winemaking side of research and development projects as well as premium winemaking.
Martin specialises in using the natural biology of the yeast to enhance the flavour and mouthfeel of our wines.
Kyra, a local grew up in the Wairarapa and with over 20 years experience is one of the most well respected Viticulturists in the region.
With a shared belief that great wines are made in the vineyard, Kyra's focus and vision for the longterm sustainability and development of our vineyard is inspiring.
A certified sommelier and experienced sales professional, Nick manages our sales agents nationally and our importer/distributors globally.
Nick sits on the board of NZ Wine Professionals and Sommeliers, Wairarapa Wine.
A graduate of the Yalumba Business School which is a long-running executive education program with the University of Adelaide and Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery.
Nick bowls leg-spin for the local Martinborough Cricket Team and is a keen home-winemaker.