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Hunter’s Wines have won more than 160 gold medals at national and international wine competitions and we're still breaking new ground with new varietals, new wine-making techniques and consistently seeking the best for our wines. Still family-owned, we're nurturing the next generation of Hunter's winemakers ensuring we'll be around for years to come. Through Jane’s strong determination, together with the talents of Chief Winemaker Gary Duke and General Manager Peter Macdonald Hunter's original vineyard area has increased by 2.5 times its original size and the company’s annual output has grown to around 75,000 cases of wine, nearly 80% of which is exported.
Jane Hunter - Managing Director
Born in South Australia, where her father was a contract grape grower, Jane gained a degree in Agricultural Science at the University of Adelaide. Jane has been described by the London Sunday Times as the First Lady of New Zealand wine and was awarded an OBE for service to the wine industry in 1993. Jane has an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Massey Universityreceived the inaugural Wine & Spirit Competition Women in Wine Award. In 2009 Jane was awarded the Companion to the New Zeaand Order of Merit.