“After having worked for 16 years in France, winemaker Jenny Dobson returned to New Zealand in 1996. Her home country was at the time slowly changing from being only a country of sheep and rugby to being also a country of wine.
“The region she chose to settle in was Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island. Maybe because this is a region well suited to Bordeaux grapes. She had worked for 12 years in Médoc in Bordeaux so she was well acquainted with these grapes.”
Read more on Britt’s article on BKWine Magazine, originally published on Forbes, and watch our video interview with Jenny: Jenny Dobson, legendary Kiwi winemaker, talks about changes and challenges in New Zealand | Britt on Forbes.
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Watch our video interview with Jenny Dobson below.