I come from generations of farming people so working on the land has always been part of my life.
I have come to Loveblock because I have been taken by the sheer challenge of farming and growing grapes here. The hill, the view, the peace. Restoration of soil balance and fertility of this large vineyard is a task I relish, I love feeling the soil between my fingers.
Matt spent his early working life in a printing factory. But the pull of the outdoors was too strong and after 14 years he enrolled at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Matt completed a degree in Viticulture and Oenology, specializing in Soil Science and Plant Physiology.
After short stints with Villa Maria and Grove Mill, he was appointed as vineyard manager at Huia and embarked on an intense learning curve in wine and organic farming.
He lives in Blenheim with his wife and daughters.