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Ollie heads up a team of Regional Viticulturists, Vineyard Managers and Grower Liaison Officers scattered throughout New Zealand.

He describes his position as a dynamic role which sees him often visiting several New Zealand wine regions in a week.

Ollie graduated with a Bachelor of Viticulture from the E.I.T. and Charles Sturt University in 2002 and began his career working for Sacred Hill Wines, working in the Gimblett Gravels sub-region. In 2003 Ollie decided to broaden his skills and experience by accepting a position with a large negociant in the Rhône Valley, France. The role was multifaceted with responsibilities in both the winery and the vineyard.

Ollie and his wife Rebecca returned to Napier in January 2007 to start their family.

Oliver Powrie

Ollie Powrie is the Company Viticulturist for Villa Maria Estate.