Cirro [New Zealand]

Cirro is David's own brand that he co-owns with business partner Richard Green, it is named after the high whisp clouds that blow through the region during the autumn.  Conceived in 2008, they make wines out of Marlborough, Otago and the Hawke's Bay regions.

Read more about Cirro here.


Gibson Bridge [New Zealand]

David is the consultant winemaker for boutique Marlborough winery Gibson Bridge.  Owned by Howard and Julie Simmonds, the focus is on single vineyard wines from the Pinot Gris and Gewürtztraminer grape varieties.

Read more about Gibson Bridge here.

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O'Dwyer's Creek [New Zealand]

O'Dwyer's Creek make Kosher Wines out of Marlborough.  David works alongside the owner Lindsay Dahlberg and mashgiach Eric Anderson to produce wines for the Jewish community.  Although David is not allowed to touch the wine he provides stylistic input, as well as helping decided when to pick the grapes.

Read more about O'Dwyer's Creek here.

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Four Hawk Day [New Zealand]

Four Hawk Day is a wine brand that has been created by grape growing stalwarts Adrian Landon-Lane and Jo Janssen, along with their always obliging kids - Tess, Leatham and Piers.  David is consultant winemaker and currently makes Sauvignon Blanc, Rose and Pinot Noir from the family vineyard in the Waihopai Valley.  

Read more about Four Hawk Day here.

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Hawksdrift [New Zealand]

Hawksdrift is a brand that is owned by Murray and Robyn Butt.  Murray grows Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the lower Wairau region of Marlborough.  David has made wine for Murray since 2010 and enjoys the commitment Murray has to making wines a little outside the square, such as the wild ferment, barrel aged Sauvignon Blanc.

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Yuhuang Chateau  [China]

As part of the Ningxia Wine Challenge David was given a local winery to work alongside.  David provides consulting to the family at Yuhuang who use the fruit off their own vineyards to make Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère.  David will continue to work with Yuhuang in 2013, as well as making his own wines for the Ningxia Wine Challenge.


High Altitude Project [Yunnan Province]

David has visited the Yunnan Province of China twice to provide consulting expertise into wine style and winery development.  One of the highest vineyards on earth, it has the vast sweeping mountains of the Himalayas around it.

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