Chris Wilcock

Chris Wilcock

Trading in a successful career as an internationally-based foreign exchange trader to build a boutique winery and wine brand in Hawke’s Bay is not something may people would consider doing, but Chris did as he followed his passion for wine.

Chris studied viticulture at the Eastern Institute of Technology whilst establishing the Cardoness Estate Vineyard in 2005 Рtheory and practice! Whilst the bulk of our wine education has been on the consumption side, the consumer is of course the most  important person in the industry, recent years have seen a steep learning curve with lots of hands on experience.