Alastair Maling MW

Alastair Maling MW

Date an MW: 2000
Based in: New Zealand
Profession: Winemaker

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Biography

Born in 1966 in New Zealand and raised on a deer, sheep and cattle farm. Educated at Lincoln University, Christchurch. My interest in wine was kindled while working in Blenheim, Marlborough. Followed this up with vintages overseas. In 2002 I returned to New Zealand as Group Winemaker with Villa Maria. In 2015 I commenced as Group Chief Winemaker and Head of Viticulture for Foley Family Wines. I have chaired and been an active participant on a number of Industry boards including The Gimblett Gravels Association (2003 - 2006), Pinot Noir NZ 2007 to 2013) and the Fine Wines of New Zealand (2016 to present).