Our People

SIT DOWN, GRAB A GLASS AND MEET THE TEAM

We really like wine. We like drinking it, looking at it. Sniffing it. (Did we say that out loud?). In fact, you could go so far as to say our passion is all-consuming. Turning all that positive energy into sourcing, making, designing, bottling and delivering an exemplary range of wine you’ll enjoy year after year is a team effort.

JULES TAYLOR

OWNER & WINEMAKER

Jules is the chief-winemaker. She’s our all-Marlborough, all-weather, all-in Queen of production. She’s the visionary, the dreamer, the motivator, the joker, the chivvy-er, the taster of berries. Mother of Louis, Nico and godmother to several hundred thousand little grapes, she’s a straight talker who’s also a darn nice person. Jules is married to George.

GEORGE ELWORTHY

OWNER & MANAGER

General manager and owner with a side of winemaking, George is Jules’ hubby. We’re pretty sure his relationship with wine is less complicated. His main jobs include buttering up bank managers, peddling wares around the globe, catching up with suppliers and other necessary tasks in the engine room.

STEPHEN DEMPSTER

VITICULTURIST

Harvest is viticulturist Stephen’s favourite time of year, mostly because he spends his entire waking life for four to six weeks with people he can have a laugh with. The rest of his job isn’t too shabby either, visiting beautiful places in the Awatere and Wairau valleys, looking at vines, talking to growers and vineyard staff, eating grapes and taking samples. It’s a hard life but someone’s gotta do it.

IT'S ABOUT EVERYDAY PEOPLE PUTTING TOGETHER A PACKAGE THAT IS FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION. IT’S ABOUT SOURCING THE BEST GRAPES SO YOU NOT ONLY ENJOY OUR WINE BUT JOIN US IN THE ADVENTURE OF OUR JOURNEY.

NICK KEENAN

FINANCE

Local Blenheim boy Nick left town after school lured by the big city and bright lights and spent several years juggling numbers and balancing books in Christchurch and London. These days though, along with his young family, he is happier closer to home enjoying the great outdoors and the plentiful family babysitters.

KATY PRESCOTT

MARKETING

The guy Katy used to sit next to at work told her she should get into wine. That comment kicked off a move to Marlborough, world-wide wine travels, and 14 years in the industry. Now, Katy’s the whizz behind the wonderful messages you see and hear about Jules Taylor Wines - online and in print. So Brin, if you’re reading this – your former work pal says thanks!

NEIL SULLIVAN

ACCOUNTS & LOGISTICS

Logistics king Neil believes it’s a beautiful thing that a bunch of grapes, hard work and patience can bring people together. When he’s not waxing lyrical he combines his love of Pinot Noir with drumming. Rock ‘n’ roll and sophistication!


OUR STORY

Owned and run by Jules and her husband George, Jules Taylor Wines is the successful result of big dreams, hard work and a dedicated team.

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our place

A unique place. Marlborough, New Zealand.

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All wines

Roll up your sleeves people! Time to gather the troops, cook up a storm, lay the table and decide on your chosen few.

ALL WINES

Reviews & accolades

Some happy praise from the fine wine lovers of this world.

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events

The latest ongoings and events at JT HQ.

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