WHISTLING BUOY TEAM

NEIL PATTINSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR
NEIL has a Ph.D in Clinical Biochemistry and a diploma in wine making and viticulture from the Easton Institutes of Technology, Taradale, Napier. He has been on the executive of Wines Of Canterbury since 2008 and was their President from 2011 to 2018 at which time it amalgamated with North Canterbury wine growers. While Whistling Buoy occupies most of Neil’s time he is also involved in a couple of wine related research projects with the UoC and AgResearch.

JILL PATTINSON

DIRECTOR
JILL has a B.Sc (Hons) in Geography. She likes to spend her time on her favourite mower the canycom, keeping the property tidy and feeding and entertaining the multitudes at harvest!

CHRIS PATTINSON

WINEMAKER
CHRIS is a graduate of Lincoln University in Viticulture and Oenology. Since graduating in 2013 he has done a number of vintages in Australia, Waipara, Central Otago and more recently in the UK. Between secondments he’s to be found working in the family vineyard!

CLIFF WOODS

VITICULTURIST
CLIFF once owned Rattletrack vineyard in West Melton and since then has been contracting his expertise to a number of vineyards in the Canterbury region although Whistling Buoy is now pretty much his second home.

OUR WINE MAKERS

Our wine makers include Dom Maxwell and Gavin Tait (Greystone) from 2013, Matt King (Lone Goat) 2013 vintage and Grant Whelan (Kaituna Valley) 2005–2011.

Dom Maxwell and the team in the winery turn the fruits of the season into a wine that is a true reflection of the unique and vibrant attributes and characters of a very special location.

 

WHISTLING BUOY WINERY

Sea and Land — Aotearoa

The land of the long white cloud

 

Find Us

Call Us
+64 03 329 4339
Address
63 Andersons Road
Charteris Bay
RD1 Lyttelton 8971, NZ