David Sheard

Vice President, Viticulture, Marlborough Operations and Development

David was promoted to Vice President, joining our executive leadership team, in December 2016. He was previously our Vineyard Manager-Development during a significant expansion period for our vineyard operations. David has also played a lead role in the logistics management of our Marlborough grape harvests.

He has held several posts in the New Zealand wine industry, starting as an intern at Villa Maria and then moving to a position at Delegats. Today, he oversees our company-owned vineyards across Marlborough, Hawke's Bay and Central Otago.

David grew up in the Hawke’s Bay region surrounded by vineyards and wineries that fascinated him from a young age. His love for the wine industry developed further during school holidays that were spent in the family vineyards of school friends earning extra pocket money and from there it was a natural progression to studying for a Bachelor of Viticulture and Diploma in Winemaking at EIT and Charles Sturt University, respectively. In his time away from work, David is a coach for his childrens' sports teams and enjoys mountain biking around the rugged terrain of the Marlborough region.