Our Team

Continuing the pioneering principles of the Dolbel family, our team of hard working individuals are passionate about the wine industry, and for producing and supplying high quality and distinctive Hawkes Bay wines for you to enjoy.

Allow us to introduce the Dolbel Estate team.

Managing Director

Andy Nurse

Managing Director

Andy Nurse is managing director of Dolbel Estate Wines. He has played an integral part in guiding and managing the wider Dolbel Estate operations since their inception in 1986.

Andy was born and grew up in Canterbury. He graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce degree from Lincoln University in 1976. After a move to Hawke’s Bay, he represented the province in rugby and proceeded to raise a family on a small deer farm in the hills above Napier. Before being approached to run Dolbel Estate, Andy operated a rural business consulting service based in Napier.

Andy’s focus on the wine industry commenced in 1986, involved in the development and management of vineyards, and subsequently specific grape and wine production.

Andy now spreads his time across production, sales and marketing, and overall brand management.

Winemaker

Tony Prichard

Winemaker

Tony Prichard produces all Dolbel Estate wines. Establishing and developing his winemaking skills at Church Road Wines, Tony was involved with grapes from Dolbel Estate site. He is well familiar with the Hawke’s Bay region, in which the grapes for Dolbel Estate wines are grown, and has established a strong reputation for producing outstanding and distinctive Hawke’s Bay wines.

Tony graduated from Massey University with a Food Technology (Honours) degree in 1982, and became a winemaker immediately afterwards. In 1990, he moved to Hawke’s Bay to oversee the first vintage at Church Road Winery, where he remained as chief winemaker for over a decade. He now divides his time between winemaking and his passion for cabinet making and stained glass. 

We're very fortunate to work with a winemaker of Tony's calibre, vision and technical skill - a relationship we anticipate will continue for many years to come.

Charles Nurse

International Sales and Distribution

Based in Brisbane, Australia, and the first of the three Nurse boys, Charles is our International Sales Agent. While maintaining strong input to the day-to-day running of the company, Charles' skills are in communicating the quality and calibre of our products, with a targeted view to international markets.

Charles has been involved in the sales and marketing of a wide range products over the past ten years, especially in the automotive industry, and has recently turned his attention to focus more intently on the global wine market. If you're interested in getting hold of our wine, no matter where you are, Charles is the man to talk to. 

Guy Nurse

Marketing and Communications

Andy's second son, Guy is based in North Canterbury with his wife Katrina and daughter Freya. Having worked previously in sales and marketing, his skills in PR, promotion and digital technology have seen his involvement in Dolbel Estate grow in recent years.

Having grown up in Hawkes Bay in a rural background, combined specific knowledge of the local area stand Guy in good stead to assist in the sales and marketing of Dolbel Estate's fantastic wines.

Danielle Thompson

Financial Administrator

Having only recently joined the team and based in Christchurch, Dani is responsible for the day-to-day activities of ensuring wines are delivered and transactions occur correctly.

With a Bachelor of Business Degree, Dani has a wide range of experience in accounting and administration positions. Dani’s courteous demeanor and happy disposition make it no trouble to deal with her.