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Michelle Richardson

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Having cut her teeth heading up the winemaking team at Villa Maria. Michelle decided time was right to set up her own project and with superb results. Michelle is a 3 times New Zealand winemaker of the year and is responsible for some of the countries most exciting and sought after wines. Michelle is passionate about yeast cultivation and armed with her Batchelor of Science, has worked tirelessly to promote the degree of wild fermentation that is becoming more & more familiar with the top wines of New Zealand. With Michelle's signature wines you get a combination of the country's very best winemaking skill plus knowledge of where the best grapes & vineyards are. She is not married to sourcing all her wines from one site and so is able to source fruit from the very best vineyard sites for each variety. In this case, her Sauvignon Blanc comes from Marlborough, whilst her Pinot Gris, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir come from Central Otago