About Us

Who are we

The Central Otago Winegrowers Team

Jake
Jake Tipler

General Manager

jake@cowa.org.nz

+64 (0)27 305 2004

Natalie
Natalie Wilson

Membership & Communications

natalie@cowa.org.nz

+64 (0)21 104 2513

The Central Otago Winegrowers Board

Anne
Anne Pullar

Chairperson / Director of Communities NZ Ltd

Andy
Andy Wilkinson

Advocacy Lead / Owner/Director Misha’s Vineyard Wines

Kathryn
Kathryn Petit

Deputy Chairperson / General Manager Akarua

Lianne
Lianne Collins

Promote Pillar Lead / Sales Manager Quartz Reef

Nick
Nick Mills

Enrich Pillar Lead / Chief Winemaker Rippon

Christopher
Christopher Keys

Connect Pillar Lead / Chief Winemaker Gibbston Valley

Rippon Vineyard Lake Wanaka

Our Mission and Vision

OUR MISSION:

The association aims to Connect, Enrich and Promote Central Otago to strengthen our members, community, and environment for generations to come. We Connect the local wine industry and our community to create unity and build a culture of inclusion, collaboration, diversity, mutual respect and understanding amongst our members. We Enrich our members, wine producers, environment and community through proactive best practice, education and knowledge sharing, and supporting ingenuity and expertise. We Promote Central Otago to elevate the reputation, awareness and desirability of our wines, region and brand by sharing our stories and experiences with the world.

OUR VALUES:

Provenance: The integrity and authenticity of Central Otago, our environment, people and community.

Commitment: Doing what it takes to enhance and better the Central Otago wine region, its wellbeing and what it has to offer.

Collaboration: The power of many focused minds and actions. The strength of our unity, diversity, ingenuity and empathy.

 
OUR VISION:

For Central Otago to be one of the most prosperous, famous and desired wine regions in the world.

Thanks to our Industry Partners for their continued support

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