Story: Marlborough region

Winemakers: Jane and Ernie Hunter (3rd of 4)

Winemakers: Jane and Ernie Hunter

Ernie Hunter, pictured with wife Jane in the mid-1980s, established Hunter’s Wines in 1979. The vineyard’s sauvignon blanc won awards at London wine festivals in the mid-1980s. Ernie died in a car crash in 1987, and Jane took over the company's reins. In 2011 Hunter's remained family-owned. Jane Hunter was the managing director, and had received an OBE and been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to viticulture.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - The grape revolution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016