Our Family

We are proud to be a Marlborough based, New Zealand family owned and operated business with intergenerational strength.

We’re a down-to-earth bunch who have been hands-on in building our vineyards from the ground up. We make wines we are proud of and work to protect the water and land that make them exceptional.

Our story begins with two families brought together by premium Marlborough produce. Together they have forged a strong friendship, led an expert team and built significant infrastructure for continued delivery of sustainable growth.

The Neylon family have a long, proud association with premium exports from the Marlborough region, having helped pioneer the green lip mussel industry. They were the first family to grow, process and export this premium product in the early eighties. In 1985 they purchased prime vineyard land in the Rapaura and Dillons Point sub-regions, starting a business partnership with the Wiffin family, first growing orchard fruits, and then establishing a grapevine nursery to supply their vineyards and others in the region.

Owner / Managing Director

John Neylon

Owner / Marketing Director

Brendan Neylon

Owner / Finance Director

Ian Wiffin

Sales & Marketing Manager

Mark Bowers

Winemaker

Michael Bann

Viticulturist

Simon Bowers

Winemaker/Consultant

Matt Thomson