We have an incredibly talented team here at Spy Valley Wines and it's about time we share a few of their secrets. Dean recently moved back to Marlborough, he is looking forward to improving his golf and tennis, but most importantly getting back to Lansdowne Park to support the mighty Mako's.
Name & Position
Dean McLoughin, Finance Manager, Spy Valley Wines, Marlborough.
Born, Bred & Schooled
Gisborne - Lytton High School.
First wine industry job
Stripping out vines - 1975.
First real full time job
Salesman at Quill Humphreys.
Being part of the team integrating AXA NZ with AMP NZ.
Cat or Dog?
Both! Dog - Ted, Cat - Coco
Deserted Island wine & food
Sauvignon Blanc with Bluff oysters.
Who is your mentor/influencer?
Richie McCaw, he's an awesome leader and is calm under pressure.
Who would you choose as a dinner companion - dead or alive
Two great kids now making their own way in the world.
The New Zealand wine industry needs...
To be market led and not production led.
If you weren't working in the wine industry, what would you be doing?
Working in Wellington.
One thing about you that people might be interested to learn?
I like growing and eating our own chickens
If you had the day off tomorrow what would you like to do?
Spend it with my son who is coming back from Los Angeles for a few weeks.