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New Zealand Winegrowers launches 2021 Mentoring Programme

New Zealand Winegrowers has announced the launch the 2021 Mentoring Programme. 

The programme aims to support wine industry members increase their confidence, focus on their self-development and reach their goals.  

Each year it matches one mentee with an experienced mentor from within the New Zealand wine industry.  The pair then meet regularly over the following six to eight months as the mentee sets goals, makes plans to reach them and is encouraged and supported by their mentor.

The mentors, all highly experienced wine industry professionals, are passionate about New Zealand wine and the industry.

“It’s exciting to see how many people from a wide range of roles are wanting to further themselves and their careers within the wine industry,” says Nicky Grandorge, Leadership & Communities Manager at NZ Winegrowers. 

“Likewise, it’s fantastic to see the passion and generosity of the mentors as they share their vast wine knowledge and experiences to help others thrive.”

The 2021 mentors were: Andy Crozier, Burn Cottage; Andy Dodds, Cameron McKnight and Francis Hutt, Indevin; Dom Maxwell, Greystone; Gwyn Williams, Vinecare; Jane Hunter, Hunters; Jen Parr, Valli; Jules Taylor, Jules Taylor; Len Ibbotson, Bragato Research Centre; Lesley Boon, Pernod Ricard; Michelle Richardson, Dionysus Investments; Mike Brown, Marlborough Grapegrowers Co-operative; MJ Loza and Task Florens, AONZ; Nick Entwistle, Rose Family Estate; Simon Fell, Villa Maria and  Philip Gregan, NZ Winegrowers.

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