Family of Twelve


New Zealand at it’s best – fresh, innovative, approachable, surprising, beautiful, uniquely stylish, understated and as always, excellence that speaks for itself rather than us having to speak for it.

If it's not in the glass - it's not at the family table


Individually the Family of Twelve members are leaders of the New Zealand Wine Industry, each top of their respective markets and specialists in their craft. The driving force behind New Zealand’s rise to premium prominence on the international stage, they are indicative of the heart and soul of what is great about New Zealand Wine. The essence of what ultra premium wine from New Zealand is all about
Like all interesting families we're made up of very distinct individuals. There are the bold ones who will always gravitate to the head of the table and the quiet ones content to watch and listen. There are the old and the young; the ones with the experience of years and the ones with energies and enthusiasms of youth. A typical family.
We come from all parts of New Zealand and from all walks of life. We're Kiwis, Australians, English and Swiss, but we're a family of New Zealanders.


New Zealand wine, today, has found itself on the world stage and that's where we want it to be. But we want it to be there by design not accident. To be there because it’s good. Very good. Great.
And that is the common thread that binds the members of this family. We admire and strive for perfection, for that 'greatness’. You can hear it in the conversations; there is a restlessness, a constant looking forward. “If it’s not in the glass, it’s not at the family table” is the watchword.

Family of Twelve Members

Ata Rangi Martinborough
Craggy Range Hawke’s Bay, Martinborough
Felton Road Central Otago
Fromm Marlborough
Kumeu River Auckland
Lawsons Dry Hills Marlborough
Millton Gisborne
Nautilus Marlborough
Neudorf Nelson
Palliser Martinborough
Pegasus Bay Waipara
Villa Maria Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough


To learn more about Family of Twelve - visit www.familyoftwelve.co.nz