Anna Flowerday is co-Winemaker/Proprietor at Te Whare Ra Wines in Marlborough – New Zealand and is mother to not one but two sets of twins.
Anna grew up in South Australia (McLaren Vale) and is the 6th generation of her family to be involved in winegrowing. She studied Science and then Oenology at the University of Adelaide and then worked for as a winemaker for Hardy’s for 7 years before moving to NZ.
Te Whare Ra (est 1979) is the oldest, small winery in the Marlborough region and is home to the oldest vines in the area. Anna and her kiwi winemaker husband Jason purchased this historic estate in 2003 and have spent the last 17 years bringing it back to life and converting it to certified organic production. She is hands on in every aspect of their business, joking that her official title should be COE for Chief of Everything!
Marlborough may be her adopted home, but she is a huge advocate for the region and all that is great about it. Anna regularly presents about NZ wine at both domestic events and overseas and is a Senior Judge & Panel Leader at many NZ wine competitions.