Our three vineyards and business are family owned and managed by Nicholas Brown and Pen Naish (they’re an item). Nicholas looks after the vineyards and wines with our wonderfully committed team. Penelope (Pen) runs the business and looks over the restaurant and cellar door with another group of friendly individuals. They have two children who have grown up at the Home and Netherwood Vineyards. Pen’s parents and siblings are also invested in these vineyards. Pen’s father Rod is a 5th generation horticulturalist from North Otago. His family grew some of the first commercial table grapes in New Zealand. Pen’s mum Stacey provides much cheer and child minding along with Nicholas’ parents. Her siblings Jo and Cam are supporters and offer fresh perspectives.
Making wines true to our sites and inviting guests to enjoy them on our vineyards could never happen without our strong team. We’re privileged to find ourselves surrounded by such enthusiastic and talented people who appreciate our land, vines and wines. We’re learning from each other every day and grateful for what everybody brings to our vineyards and spaces.