Pete Bartle has established himself as one of Central Otagos most successful and respected winemakers with his no nonsense, passionate approach to winemaking. This approach has lead the wines he has made to be met by critical acclaim throughout his career. Pete has been in the wine industry for 24 years with 16 of those as a winemaker in Central Otago. Pete loves vineyards and really enjoys working alongside the vineyard team getting to know the site from the ground up. He believes wines are grown, with most of the good work done before the fruit arrives at the winery. It is his job to coerce the best out of the grapes the vineyard has produced and to make wines with poise, texture and balance.Pete, a Hawkes Bay native lives in Alexandra with his wife Dora and sons Oscar and Pedro. Outside of work he likes to spend time with his family and to keep fit by cycling.