Paul Mason


Paul was appointed to the position of winemaker at Martinborough Vineyard in 2007. He's worked extensively in New Zealand with vintages at Coopers Creek, de Redcliffe and Villa Maria and has also worked in France, Italy, Chile, Australia and the US. Paul and his wife Amy live in Martinborough with their two children Alex and Lydia.

Phill McArthur

Assistant Winemaker

Assistant winemaker probably doesn't accurately convey Phill's importance in the winery. From carrying out all the day-to-day winery work, to repairing pumps, operating heavy machinery and putting up shelves in the office, we couldn't manage without him!

Dave Shepherd

Viticulturist / Vineyard Manager

Dave, born and raised in Blenheim, joined the team at Martinborough Vineyard as the viticulturist in 2013. He served in similar roles at Escarpment, Craggy Range and Dog Point. Dave focuses on the seasonal variations within the vineyards.

Neil Bennett

Cellar Door Manager

Born and raised in London, Neil now resides in Martinborough with his wife and two sons. Before managing the Martinborough Vineyard Cellar Door, Neil had extensive experience working for Murdoch James Estate, Martinborough Wine Centre, Alana Estate and Escarpment Vineyard.