A childhood spent on her father’s Northland farms, is where Alice developed a passion for fresh food and a love for living off the land.

Cheffing, it seemed, was a logical career move: creating, tasting and sharing the food and flavours that had shaped her own world. But one thing was missing - the physical connection to the land. At Northland’s Marsden Estate, an unexpected gue to winemaking was sparked.

Rooted by heart and not by feet, she has since travelled throughout the country, to study her craft at Lincoln University, and to work alongside top performing winemakers, in leading New Zealand vineyards and wineries, across our premier wine-producing regions.

With a strong and tenacious heart instilled from a hard-working father who juggled raising stock with raising two daughters, a courageous, entrepreneurial head, and a innate knowledge and appreciation for natur, Alice is taking ownership of her own winemaking journey.