Our small vineyard team has been working with Churton for many years. Kevin Moore and Chris Webster have tended the vines at Churton since 2009. They bring not only their care and attention to the land but also their bees and birdlife! Churton is lucky to act as residence for Kevin’s beehives and Chris has previously raised ducklings and chickens that roam the property.
Ben Weaver has worked in the vineyard since he could drive the tractor after school. For the past year, he has been overseeing progress in the vineyard and is on winemaking duties with Sam during the harvest months.
The team also includes Kelly Webster who manages to fit working with Churton in between her dance commitments and teaching. During the more labour intensive times of the year such as harvesting and pruning, we enjoy the company of overseas workers who spend a few months getting to know the Churton vineyard as they travel through New Zealand.
For any enquiries regarding our vineyard and how we use organic and biodynamic practices, feel free to contact us.