Dry Extract Interview: Helen Masters of Ata Rangi, Martinborough, New Zealand
Helen Masters of Ata Rangi, Martinborough, New Zealand
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The best advice I ever got
Find your people – working for/with people that you admire and respect makes it so much easier.
My life motto
Strive to be a good human
I am currently reading
For the Love of Soil by Nicole Masters
My most played music track
Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack
If I didn’t do my current job I would be
A furniture designer
Skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have
Being able to sing or play an instrument.
My favourite kind of exercise
I’m not sure I have a favourite kind of exercise…. something practical like gardening or shovelling compost.
I relax while
Having a bath
Plants, old paintings and wine
My essential newspaper/magazine
I enjoy Architectural Digest or The World of Interiors as an escape from wine
My desert island wine
I guess the idea here is that you can have whatever you want whether you can afford it or not! So I’d go with a Coche-Dury from Meursault thanks.
I have learnt a lot from
My fellow New Zealand winemakers – Pinot Noir makers in particular.
My last meal and sip will be
For my last meal I would like to drink one of the Pinot Noirs I have made with simple, tasty steamed dumplings.