Te Awa’s Winemaker is Richard Painter. Richard has worked in a number of different wine regions around New Zealand including Central Otago, Canterbury and Nelson. He has also worked a number of vintages in the USA, in Oregon and Washington, where he fell in love with full-bodied red wines.
“I am so fortunate being the Winemaker for the Te Awa Collection. I get to make traditional terroir focussed wines from the Te Awa vineyard in our Single Estate range, and I can spread my wings with our esoteric Left Field range, playing around with different regions and varieties. I really have the best of both worlds.”
RICHARD PAINTER, WINEMAKER