Winemaking

Tamra Kelly-Washington

Chief winemaker

Tamra grew up in Marlborough during the region’s viticulture explosion. Spending school holidays working in vineyards and winery restaurants sparked an early fascination with wine and its creation.
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Jeff Fyfe

Senior Winemaker / Winery Manager

With a degree in Viticulture and Oenology from Lincoln University, five years working with Villa Maria in Marlborough plus vintage experience in Burgundy, California and Tasmania, Jeff’s well-equipped to ensure that all planning operations and...
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Hannah Coulson Yealands Family Wines Oenologist

Hannah Coulson

Oenologist

Originally from Door County, Wisconsin, USA (where there is no wine industry!), Hannah has a BA in Biochemistry and fell in love with New Zealand studying abroad at University of Otago in 2009.

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JASMIN HOWIE

Assistant Winemaker

Jasmin came to wine via science. She graduated with Bachelor of Science majoring in genetics at Massey University and then went on to work in a molecular biology research laboratory at the University of Queensland.
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Dave Foes

Assistant Winemaker

Dave had an international upbringing, mostly living in Singapore, where his father worked in the oil industry. After school, Dave came back to New Zealand to complete a BSc in Geography and Environmental Management at Otago University.

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