Nicola Olsen - Hawke's Bay Wine Ambassador
I'm a 30 + year old woman of wine, Vineyards are my life, I've been around them or working on them for as long as I can remember.
As a teenager my Mum & Dad, and then stepdad all showed me the ropes of vineyard life, whether it was on our home block, AVL (Links Road Winery) Montana or later on Craggy Range. But safe to say that from there Viticulture and working on the land grew into a lifelong passion.
From the age of 25 I spent 2 years at Giants, 4 years in the Gimblet Gravels for Craggy Range and then moved on to Church Road learning as much as I could from vine to wine under some pretty cool Viti influence's such as Steve Smith MW, Caleb Dennis, Paul Bryant and the big cheese at Pernod Ricard NZ Graham Bartlett.
Hawkes Bay Wine Ambassador begun with sharing stories of my work day, wine life and the absolutely amazing characters I was meeting along the way, it seemed my journey was exciting and engaging for those who were following and it quickly turned into something people could either relate to or learn something from.
I have an obvious love for our region and all the wonderful opportunities it offers, fine wine, fine establishments and eateries, as much as I try I still haven't managed to get around them all. But it's a challenge I will happily accept!
It's all about keeping it real, sharing my experience and thoughts, introducing you to the people behind the wine and giving you a little insight into the pure passion & science behind the winemaking.
And this is all just the beginning so let's see where this journey takes us next!
Hawke's Bay events I'm going to, want to go to or desperately hoping to make it along to... hint hint
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