Annie Millton new head of Gisborne Winegrowers

Big focus on promoting regional wines and wineries to locals and visitors.

Big focus on promoting regional wines and wineries to locals and visitors.

PROMOTING REGIONAL WINES AND WINERIES: Gisborne Winegrowers' new president Annie Millton and Bobby Clark are looking forward to taking the Gisborne Winegrowers organisation to a new level. Picture by Liam Clayton

GISBORNE Winegrowers has new leadership and direction. Annie Millton from Millton Vineyards and Winery has taken over the reins of the organisation and Bobby Clark has been employed to help co-ordinate and promote the wine region.

“The aim is to promote the regional wines and wineries to locals and visitors,” Mrs Millton said.

Originally from London, Mr Clark has been here working with Gisborne wines for the past two years.

“I have good overall knowledge now and will be working to bring the local wine industry together, help build networks and communicate between the wineries and the public,” he said.

As well as general public relations and engaging with growers and wineries, he will be keeping the Gisborne Wine website up to date.

Mrs Millton has been involved in the wine industry for 35 years and takes over from retired president Al Knight.

The new executive committee consists of Mrs Millton, Mr Clark, Doug Bell, Brent Laidlaw, Hamish Anderson, Rory Grant, James Millton, Ross Mirko and Eileen Voysey.

Mrs Millton wants to make sure information and research from NZ Winegrowers gets to growers and wineries.

“Also we need to make sure international visitors get to Gisborne, see our industry and what Gisborne is producing in the way of wine.”

GISBORNE Winegrowers has new leadership and direction. Annie Millton from Millton Vineyards and Winery has taken over the reins of the organisation and Bobby Clark has been employed to help co-ordinate and promote the wine region.

“The aim is to promote the regional wines and wineries to locals and visitors,” Mrs Millton said.

Originally from London, Mr Clark has been here working with Gisborne wines for the past two years.

“I have good overall knowledge now and will be working to bring the local wine industry together, help build networks and communicate between the wineries and the public,” he said.

As well as general public relations and engaging with growers and wineries, he will be keeping the Gisborne Wine website up to date.

Mrs Millton has been involved in the wine industry for 35 years and takes over from retired president Al Knight.

The new executive committee consists of Mrs Millton, Mr Clark, Doug Bell, Brent Laidlaw, Hamish Anderson, Rory Grant, James Millton, Ross Mirko and Eileen Voysey.

Mrs Millton wants to make sure information and research from NZ Winegrowers gets to growers and wineries.

“Also we need to make sure international visitors get to Gisborne, see our industry and what Gisborne is producing in the way of wine.”

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