Dry Extract Interview: Natalie Christensen of Yealands, New Zealand
Natalie Christensen - Chief Wine Maker
Natalie Christensen is chief winemaker for Yealands in Marlborough, New Zealand. Not only does she hold degrees in science, music and oenology, she also is a classically trained double-bass player. She travels widely and also gained winemaking experience in Spain.
The best advice I ever got
Always be kind, you never know what someone is going through.
My life motto
Do things that bring joy.
I am currently reading
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
My most played music track
Currently, Anemone by the Brian Jonestown Massacre
If I didn’t do my current job I would be
A pet party planner
Skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have
Being able to surf
My favourite kind of exercise
Hiking in New Zealand‘s native bush
I relax while
Sitting in my hot tub, checking out the stars
My essential newspaper/magazine
The Press, Christchurch, NZ for the cryptic crossword
My desert-island wine
I have learnt a lot from
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