The Central Otago Winegrowers Board
Chairperson / Director of Communities NZ Ltd
Advocacy Lead / Owner/Director Misha’s Vineyard Wines
Deputy Chairperson / General Manager Akarua
Promote Pillar Lead / Sales Manager Quartz Reef
Enrich Pillar Lead / Chief Winemaker Rippon
Connect Pillar Lead / Chief Winemaker Gibbston Valley
Our Mission and Vision
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.
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.