Having grown up in Marlborough and then pursued his passion for viticulture as an undergraduate at Lincoln University, Jeff is the perfect person to understand our unique Awatere Valley terroir. Widely experienced in both local and international vintages, including California and Burgundy, Jeff joined the award-winning Yealands Wine Group in 2009 as a Senior Winemaker. Dedicated to re-defining the boundaries of excellence, he now leads The Crossings team as Senior Winemaker. In his fascination for the art of winemaking, Jeff relishes the new opportunities that each year brings to capture the distinctive qualities of exceptional fruit, transformed into beautiful wines.When he is not in the vineyard, Jeff loves relaxing with his family and making the most of the New Zealand great outdoors. Sharing his sustainability values with his three children, Jeff enjoys hunter-gathering authentic natural ingredients for a special home-cooked meal –along with a glass of Peter Yealands Wine!