October 12th – Brancott Estate, the originator of the Marlborough, New Zealand style Sauvignon Blanc, has announced Laura-Kate Morgan as its newest winemaker, making her the wine producer’s first female to hold the position.
Laura-Kate Morgan grew up in Marlborough, New Zealand on a farm where she watched her parents establish their own vineyard. Soon becoming a passion of her own, Laura-Kate became involved in the pressing and fermenting, which led her to study viticulture and oenology at Lincoln University in Canterbury, New Zealand. Following her time at school, she studied overseas at different wineries to see other ways of doing things before landing back in New Zealand with Brancott Estate.
About Brancott Estate
For over 40 years, Brancott Estate has been producing award-winning wines from Marlborough’s first vineyard, now known as New Zealand’s most significant and celebrated region for wine making. Brancott Estate is responsible for originating and making famous the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc style which captures remarkable, distinctive flavors from the Marlborough region. Brancott Estate has always been committed to advocating sustainability across all aspects of winemaking and founding members of New Zealand’s original sustainable winegrowing initiative. Brancott Estate enlists 1,900 sheep — quick workers and the perfect height — to help prepare for harvest every year by plucking the leaves from the vineyard’s vine canopies to uncover bunches of ripening grapes.