Judy is the owner and winemaker at Puriri Hills. She is a perfectionist dedicated to producing New Zealand’s best blended wines crafted from merlot, franc, carmenere, cabernet and malbec.
Phil and Judy joined forces in 2005. Phil heads the vineyard and styles himself as “chief cellar rat” in the winery. He recently retired from Air New Zealand after a 40 year career, lastly as a 747 captain. His biological approach to growing has yielded steady improvement in our wine quality and is clearly evident in the taste of our wine today.
Evert is our consulting winemaker and guru. He is former chief winemaker at Alpha Domus and Paritua and now consulting for several wineries. He has taught us the craft of winemaking over 10 years and is an essential part of the wine style of Puriri Hills. He is always involved in major winemaking and blending decisions. In our “off-season” for the last 15 years you will find Evert winemaking in France.