Try and write any article about Kevin Judd and not mention his former employer.  It isn't easy, as he was one of the winemakers who defined New Zealand wine, particularly Sauvignon Blanc, and made the style it is today.  If it wasn't for people like Judd, we may still be offered Kiwi Muller Thurgau, Pinotage or other such dire grape.

Judd's company has gone from strength to strength, making the wines at the Dog Point winery, all the wines he makes are of the highest quality and have a delicacy and finesse that those of his former employer now lack.

Who has been your greatest inspiration?

David Hohnen and Mick Rock

Is there any job you would have liked to have done if you weren't a winemaker?

Photographer for Victoria's Secret

If you could make wine anywhere outside of New Zealand, where would it be?


What do you like drinking aside from your own wines?

Coopers Beer

What would you like to be remembered for?

Being an integral part of the establishment of the modern Kiwi wine industry and capturing its beauty on film.

Name three people, real or fictional, living or dead, that would be the guests at your dream dinner party?

Ansel Adams, Bob Carlos Clarke and Jeanloup Sieff

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