Duncans heart and soul, and enormous talent, are all reflected in each of the extraordinary wines he crafts at Man O War. Of singular personality they are indeed the definitive translation of our land. The inaugural graduate of the Viticulture and Oneology degree program at Lincoln University in 1998, Duncan spent the following 3 years working harvest for some of the best producers in Burgundy, Germany, California, Australia and New Zealand. This apprenticeship culminated in 2001 when he landed a job with one of New Zealands greatest wine producers, the Waipara Valleys inimitable Pegasus Bay. After nearly 4 years under the wing of Pegasus, Duncan left to develop his own winemaking ideas at Waipara Springs until 2008, when we were fortunate enough to entice him north to Man O War. He now makes his home on Waiheke living above Onetangi Beach with his partner Vanessa, son Tommy and baby daughter.