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Richard Painter, Winemaker walks down a row of vines with his constant companion dog - Sam
  • Richard Painter, Winemaker, head and shoulders portrait photograph

    Richard Painter


    Richard has experience of winemaking in different wine regions around New Zealand including Central Otago, Canterbury and Nelson. He has also worked a number of vintages in the U.S.A., in Oregon and Washington, where he fell in love with complex red wines.

  • Sam - the black furred Left Field dog companion to winemaker Richard Painter, walking through the vineyard


    Left Dog

    Richard’s ever-present shadow, Sam is often to be spotted assisting in vineyards or in his self-appointed pest control role. He takes his responsibilities very seriously, but sadly after one particularly fine effort to rid the packed restaurant of a nefarious feline infestation, he found himself banished to the outdoors for evermore.