Melisa runs Hawke’s Bay Wine. Melisa is involved with various marketing initiatives, including running the China marketing project. Melisa is the point of liaison for Hawke’s Bay’s wineries and growers, and the company secretary to both boards (Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Association Inc. and Hawke’s Bay Wine Marketing Limited). Melisa is also on the Young Winemaker Committee for Hawke’s Bay.
Melisa is passionate about the wine industry and Hawke’s Bay, having given up a successful 14 year career as a senior commercial litigator in Auckland and London to follow her dreams and pursue a career in the wine industry. Melisa recently moved to the Bay after a year in Marlborough, where she was the marketing manager for a large winery there. Her favourite thing to do is to visit wineries and cellar doors, to meet the owners, managers and winemakers and to soak up the passion and creativity of this wonderful industry. And she loves a good wine, particularly Chardonnay and Syrah.
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