Team Te Whare Ra
Lucy – Assistant Winemaker
Lucy is our Assistant Winemaker and assistant everything else too! She hails from Bournemouth in the UK and has been part of the team here since 2010. Lucy has lots of experience in the NZ wine industry and works across both the vineyard and winery here, keeping a very close eye on every little detail of our winegrowing. She also supervises our seasonal vineyard crew and our overseas winery interns at harvest.
Mary – Winery Administration, Sales & Logistics
If you phone Te Whare Ra it’s very probable that you will be speaking with Mary. Very efficient and super organised, Mary is from Hawkes Bay originally and is a winemaker by training, so can answer any questions you may have about our wines and where to find them. She also keeps the overseas shipments, and our books and us in order, which is essential to the smooth running of Te Whare Ra.
Family – The Flowerdays & The Burgans.
Our other great supporters are our families – Jason’s parents Ross and Marie Flowerday and Anna’s parents Chris & Sally Burgan. The Flowerdays have been involved in many aspects of the Marlborough industry since the early 80s, and The Burgans are winegrowers from McLaren Vale in SA. Our families have always backed us to the hilt, and believed in our vision for where we wanted to take Te Whare Ra and we couldn’t have done all this without their help.
We are so thankful to have such a great team that all have a huge passion for quality wine and understand why we do things a bit differently here at Te Whare Ra. Our team motto (which is written on our staff noticeboard) is a quote by chef Marco Pierre White which very succinctly sums up our approach to what we do and how we do it – “perfection is a lot of small things done well”.