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Describing himself as an "unashamed climate change refugee", David Hayward made the move to New Zealand in February to take up the role of wine tutor at our Marlborough Campus.
"I love the wines produced in cooler climates. They are restrained and elegant making them more suitable to accompany good food. New Zealand continues to evolve as a wine producing nation with some great opportunities especially with alternative varieties suited to cooler climates - I look forward to being part of this evolution".
Hayward has been involved in the wine industry for around 25 years working in both small and medium sized wineries. Since 2000, Hayward has operated his own boutique vineyard and winery in Australia – Hayward's of Locksley in the Strathbogie Ranges wine region.
For the past 14 years, Hayward has been a lecturer in oenology with the University of Melbourne where he was involved in wine programme development, coordination and delivery at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He’s also been a judge at wine shows such as the Victorian Wines Show, the Dookie Wine Show and the Kyneton Wine Show.