With more than 7 years at the helm of Waimea's winemaking journey, Hamish took the reins in 2016, leveraging his 15 years of prior winemaking expertise across New Zealand's premier wine regions. One of the aspects he loves most about his job is the people he gets to work with—a team of like-minded individuals spanning the winery, vineyard, and sales departments. The diverse range of unique vineyard sites and soils provides him with a balance of cool climate opportunities and winemaking challenges, fueling his creativity.
Outside of work, Hamish is a dedicated father to three free-range kids and enjoys the occasional mountain biking adventure in the Nelson hills. Choosing a favourite among Waimea wines proves challenging for Hamish. However, when pressed, he reveals, "The 2022 Waimea Nelson Albarino truly captures a wonderful sense of place and expression of maritime viticulture. It gracefully weaves an elegant underlying salinity through the fruit."