Story: Marlborough region

Winemakers: David Herd (1st of 4)

Winemakers: David Herd

In 1873 David Herd planted Marlborough’s first vineyard, which he named Auntsfield, on land at Ōmaka. Wine was produced from these vines until 1931, when they were removed. In the 2000s grapes were again grown at Auntsfield and there was a statue of Herd at Blenheim airport.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - The grape revolution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31775/winemakers-david-herd (accessed 13 August 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016