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Hunter's Wines - Quality not quantity

Updated: Apr 27, 2021

Hunter’s Wines are recognised as one of the pioneers of the Marlborough wine industry and one of New Zealand’s best known family owned wineries.

Established by Irishman, the late Ernie Hunter in 1979, the company is now headed by Jane Hunter, known around the world as ‘the First Lady of New Zealand wine’. Some 30 years on, Jane is the most awarded women in the New Zealand wine industry with an impressive set of accolades, including an O.B.E, an Honorary Doctorate of Science, and in 2013 the first woman to be inducted into the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame. Jane is backed by a great team and three generations of family.

Hunter’s won immediate acclaim in 1986 at the London Sunday Times Wine Festival with our 1985 Fumé Blanc. This award not only put Hunter’s Wines on the map but introduced the world to New Zealand wine. 2014 marked Hunter’s Wines 30th vintage. Hunter’s wines now boasts over 185 gold medals, more than 30 trophies and innumerable international awards and accolades. Hunter’s Wines are still breaking new ground today.

Still 100% family owned Hunter’s search for excellence never ceases. New varietals, new wine making techniques and new branding constantly keeps the team at Hunter’s seeking the best for our wines and continuing our commitment to Hunter’s philosophy of ‘Quality not Quantity’.

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