Philanthropist, entrepreneur, innovator, oenophile and art collector, Andrew (who studied Archaeology at Selwyn College, Cambridge University) is passionate about protecting the things we value, which is in part driven by his deep regard for history.
The founder of Perpetual Guardian, a business that helps people look after their families by ensuring they have adequate estate planning, Andrew maintains that we must also protect our community assets, including our historic treasures.
Andrew believes good wine tells a unique story, a story about the place and time of its origin, and a story about the people who came together to create it.
"I am fascinated in the process of taking a grape and presenting it on the table as part of a fine meal or just simply to sip in the company of friends"
A business leader with more than 25 years’ experience in multiple industries locally and offshore, Charlotte is a consumer advocate and marketing/PR consultant.
Away from the financial world, Charlotte loves the creative process that goes into making and marketing wine, in particular discovering little, but unexpected details and engaging with the people make the wine and those who drink it.
"Ultimately the story for Postage Stamp is that people matter, and who you choose to bring together around a wine label will define the unique character and personality of the wine they produce. I think it is one of those intangibles that make wine so special."
Award winning winemaker Mike Wood may have made wine in Europe and Australia, but his roots are in Waiheke Island, which he believes has the kind of environment that encourages him to continually improve and develop the quality of wines he produces, including exploring different methods of production.
Mike worked for Weingut Heitlinger in Baden, Germany and Mudgee, NSW as assistant winemaker for Simon Gilbert Wine Services. He has developed two vintages for Domaine Courbis in France’s Northern Rhone Valley.
2017 New Zealand Winemaker of the Year
Vineyard manager and long-time resident of Waiheke Island, Matt Sloane of Sloane Viticulture, is motivated to constantly improve the quality and calibre of grapes he produces each year as he strives to produce high quality boutique wines at the premium end of the market.