Leaping into a new venture

At a time when other would rest on their laurels, Steve Smith one of New Zealand’s most notable wine people, changes direction and launches a new venture. 

Steve Smith MW
Steve Smith MW

After leaving university, Steve Smith MW worked with the legendary Sir George Fistonich at his New Zealand winery Villa Maria. In 1998, Smith MW went on to co-found Craggy Range winery in Hawke’s Bay, which quickly developed a reputation for its single vineyard wines. He was one of New Zealand’s first MWs, becoming the first viticulturist in the world to claim the title. 

In 2015, he stepped down from his managing director role at....

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