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.