Greg Lane

Winemaker, Grove Mill

A native of Adelaide, Australia, Greg honed his craft in Australia, the USA, Italy, France and two vintages in New Zealand. Greg was drawn to Grove Mill and Marlborough’s pure, cool climate in 2017. In 2018 Greg was named New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year.

Growing up in Adelaide, Australia, wine is part of Greg’s DNA. Time spent helping his grandfather in his underground cellar and parents who were food and wine enthusiasts naturally led Greg to Oenology studies at the University of Adelaide, from which he graduated with First Class Honours and Dux of his year in 2010.

Following university, Greg took off to do vintages in Australia (Hunter Valley, McLaren Vale), USA (Oregon), Italy (Chianti) and France (Burgundy), and 18 months in New Zealand, working at Peregrine in Central Otago and Wither Hills in Marlborough. Following a stint as assistant winemaker at Pikes in the Clare Valley, Greg spent five years as a winemaker at Shaw and Smith’s Tolpuddle Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, where he honed his winemaking skills and pulled together all of the experiences he had gained around the world.

Drawn to Marlborough’s cool climate viticulture, Greg jumped at the chance to take up the reins at Grove Mill in 2017. Since then Greg has helped drive and define the style of Grove Mill’s wines– balanced, modern styles of Marlborough wine that give a clear representation of our fantastic vineyards sites.

In 2018 Greg was named New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year. Fighting off tough competition, the title recognises Greg’s talent across skills from blending through to judging.

When off duty, Greg loves cooking, entertaining and tramping, fishing and mountain biking around New Zealand.

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