Vineyard Manager, Marlborough
Pete manages the vineyards owned by Constellation Brands NZ in Marlborough, a role he’s held since 2009. Having grown all New Zealand’s grape varietals, Pete brings knowledge and experience to the harvest planning and picking decisions that make Constellation Brands NZ’s great wines. Despite being born and raised in Australia, Pete has worked extensively in New Zealand’s best wine growing regions since joining the business in 2004, initially as part of the Viticulture Technical team in Hawke’s Bay, and subsequently as a Grower Representative in which he liaised with the grape growers for Kim Crawford Small Parcels in Gisborne.
Never one to sit still, Pete has completed vintages in wineries in Hawke’s Bay, and the Yarra Valley and Mudgee in Australia as well as a viticulture vintage in California, US. His qualifications include a B.App Sc (Viticulture and Wine Science). Away from work, Pete loves playing tennis and golf, as well as taking the boat for a spin in the Marlborough Sounds, catching blue cod and bucketsful of scallops. His favourite wine is Kim Crawford Small Parcels Pinot Gris from the Favourite vineyard in the Awatere Valley, Marlborough.