Corey & Megan Hall established The Studio Wine Company in 2005 from which they produce their label Gem. Based in West Auckland, they select small parcels of fruit from vineyard sites throughout New Zealand. With a hands-on approach to the winemaking, they spend a significant amount of time in the vineyards and winery to make sure they get the results they want, at every stage of the process.
Corey grew up around the beaches, orchards and vineyards of West Auckland. After gaining a BSC at the University of Auckland Corey went on to the University of Adelaide and gained a Graduate Diploma in Oneology. Corey has worked as a winemaker in Australia, France, California and in New Zealand at Matua Valley Wines (where he worked for 10 years, rising to the position of Chief Winemaker).