RESPECT AND CARE FOR THE LAND

The people of Craggy Range believe in the philosophy of generational guardianship and respect for the land backed by a long term family commitment. Our collective and personal journeys have meant that we look for more than just fruit in the wines; we are chasing levels of complexity and love capturing the aromatics and texture that we see in the vineyard.

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Terry Peabody is Chairman and owner of the company, providing the direction, resources, business acumen and determination for growth. By any measure, East Coast American born Terry is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs with his success in building waste management and transportation companies and business interests extending from the USA and Canada to Europe, Asia Australia and New Zealand.

Craggy Range’s renowned, award-winning Terrôir restaurant is one of Mary’s focuses. Mary Peabody has an extensive background in the hospitality business in Canada and Australia. Fine food and wine were very much a part of her upbringing with Mary conceiving the idea for the restaurant as a beautiful setting in which to share a memorable meal with friends and family.

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Terry & Mary Peabody

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Terry & Mary Peabody

Terry Peabody is Chairman and owner of the company, providing the direction, resources, business acumen and determination for growth. By any measure, East Coast American born Terry is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs with his success in building waste management and transportation companies and business interests extending from the USA and Canada to Europe, Asia Australia and New Zealand.

Craggy Range’s renowned, award-winning Terrôir restaurant is one of Mary’s focuses. Mary Peabody has an extensive background in the hospitality business in Canada and Australia. Fine food and wine were very much a part of her upbringing with Mary conceiving the idea for the restaurant as a beautiful setting in which to share a memorable meal with friends and family.

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Terry & Mary Peabody

Terry Peabody is Chairman and owner of the company, providing the direction, resources, business acumen and determination for growth. By any measure, East Coast American born Terry is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs with his success in building waste management and transportation companies and business interests extending from the USA and Canada to Europe, Asia Australia and New Zealand.

Craggy Range’s renowned, award-winning Terrôir restaurant is one of Mary’s focuses. Mary Peabody has an extensive background in the hospitality business in Canada and Australia. Fine food and wine were very much a part of her upbringing with Mary conceiving the idea for the restaurant as a beautiful setting in which to share a memorable meal with friends and family.

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Michael Wilding

Chief Executive Officer Michael, works alongside the Peabody family, steering commercial management and operational integration at Craggy Range.

Hawke's Bay born and raised, he is a qualified Chartered Accountant who, prior to joining Craggy Range, held a number of UK, European and Global commercial/business management roles at ICI Plc, the global consumer and industrial goods conglomerate in London. Initially involved in driving customer-driven innovation, Michael was also involved in a variety of business change, growth and acquisition programmes across Europe, North America and Asia.

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Michael Wilding

Chief Executive Officer Michael, works alongside the Peabody family, steering commercial management and operational integration at Craggy Range.

Hawke's Bay born and raised, he is a qualified Chartered Accountant who, prior to joining Craggy Range, held a number of UK, European and Global commercial/business management roles at ICI Plc, the global consumer and industrial goods conglomerate in London. Initially involved in driving customer-driven innovation, Michael was also involved in a variety of business change, growth and acquisition programmes across Europe, North America and Asia.

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Michael Wilding

Chief Executive Officer Michael, works alongside the Peabody family, steering commercial management and operational integration at Craggy Range.

Hawke's Bay born and raised, he is a qualified Chartered Accountant who, prior to joining Craggy Range, held a number of UK, European and Global commercial/business management roles at ICI Plc, the global consumer and industrial goods conglomerate in London. Initially involved in driving customer-driven innovation, Michael was also involved in a variety of business change, growth and acquisition programmes across Europe, North America and Asia.

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MATT STAFFORD

MATT STAFFORD

Since graduating from Lincoln University with a BSC majoring in Soil Science and a post-graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology, Chief Winemaker Matt Stafford has travelled extensively throughout the world, working with grapes from a variety of wine regions including France, California, Australia and New Zealand. It was back in 2001 when Matt first discovered Craggy Range and corresponded with Steve Smith MW about the exciting soils that had just been planted, later joining the team in 2006.

Matt spends an inordinate amount of time understanding the natural characters in the terroir capturing the essence of the land in a bottle. In the cellar Matt chases complexity and uses a minimal intervention approach allowing the flavours of the vineyard to flow through producing wines that are a pure expression of their place.

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Since graduating from Lincoln University with a BSC majoring in Soil Science and a post-graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology, Chief Winemaker Matt Stafford has travelled extensively throughout the world, working with grapes from a variety of wine regions including France, California, Australia and New Zealand. It was back in 2001 when Matt first discovered Craggy Range and corresponded with Steve Smith MW about the exciting soils that had just been planted, later joining the team in 2006.

Matt spends an inordinate amount of time understanding the natural characters in the terroir capturing the essence of the land in a bottle. In the cellar Matt chases complexity and uses a minimal intervention approach allowing the flavours of the vineyard to flow through producing wines that are a pure expression of their place.

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