2 Dec 2015

Winemaker and NZ winegrowers' newest fellow, Kate Radburnd.

From Nine To Noon, 10:09 am on 2 December 2015

Kate Radburnd is a winemaker and senior wine judge who is the first female in 33 years, to be awarded a New Zealand Wine Growers Fellowship. Even as a novice winemaker in the Hawkes Bay she was producing award winning wines when at Vidal Estate - and she continued her success when she moved to Pask Winery in 1991, winning gold medals and trophies in local and international competitions. She joined Hawkes Bay's Pask Winery in 1991, buying into the company two years later and by the end of the decade, she was its managing director. A big focus has also been the establishment of the Sustainable Winegrowing accreditation scheme, so best environmental practices are used in vineyards and wineries.