Abstract artwork reflects the rich, complex, textural wines I strive to craft in collaboration with growers of the finest vineyard sites in Hawke's Bay .
Julianne Brogden Owner | Winemaker
ABOUT COLLABORATION WINES
Collaboration Wines is a portfolio of finely crafted, small batch wines. A collaboration between myself as owner/winemaker and a collection of passionate growers from specially selected vineyard sites in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Two pivotal moments over the last 22 years of my winemaking career still resonate with me. On both occasions I was winemaking for small family wineries in the Napa Valley, husband and wife teams whose wineries epitomized everything I had grown to love about winemaking. A family environment, physical, dirty, hard labour, long crazy hours, great food, many laughs, loud eclectic music and of course fine wine.
Now lifelong friends, sadly both wives have passed on. On separate occasions their words of advice to me were, ‘we started very small’, ‘from one barrel’, ‘you can do it too Julz’, ‘don’t ever grow too big, that’s the biggest mistake we ever made’.
So, in 2010 I made the decision to use my extensive winemaking experience and hard earned savings garnered, from working for these producers whose wines I admired. I financed my own future and crafted my first wine, 4 barrels of 2010 Argent Cabernet Sauvignon, and hence Collaboration Wines was born.
Since then the doors have continued to open, my portfolio has grown and my wines are now being served and sold in many of New Zealand’s finest restaurants and wine stores. The first export markets for Collaboration Wines have been cracked and they are now being served in Japan, France and Singapore.
Welcome to my world - Collaboration Wines
Only ever very small and dedicated to quality
Appointment only, see contact us page.
Collaboration Wines vintages are available from discerning wine retailers and restaurants.
FOR NEW ZEALAND DISTRIBUTION ENQUIRIES CONTACT:
Dhall & Nash Fine Wines Limited
INTERNATIONATIONAL DISTRIBUTION ENQUIRIES CONTACT:
© 2018 Collaboration Wines Ltd . All Rights Reserved
The inspiring and iconic women winemakers of New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay Wine Region. https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-inspiring-and-iconic-women-winemakers-of-new-zealands-hawkes-bay-wine-region