Our Viticulturist, Timbo Deaker
Timbo Deaker has been involved in the Central Otago wine industry since 1992 with Alan Brady at Gibbston Valley Wines, then moving to Blenheim to study Viticulture in 1993.
He returned to Chard Farm, in Central Otago for 2 years, before participating in a winery exchange program into California in 1995 and a vintage in East Sussex, UK in 1996. From there he spent time investigating Sherry production in the south of Spain before heading the Yalumba winery Barossa valley, in Australia.
He returned to Central Otago to co-manage several vineyards and establish a vine nursery operation. In 1999 he did a Post Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology at Lincoln University.
He takes care of the vines on the property.