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Unison Vineyard is a Family Estate at the heart of the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District in Hawkes Bay. It was established in 1993 and specialises in fine wines.
Due to the consistency over the years in high quality fine wines Unison Vineyard has been rated by Jancis Robinson (Concise Wine Companion) as one of 28 up-and-coming producers world wide “... whose success seems most obvious to me at the beginning of the 21st century ...” – the only winery in NZ which has received this accolade.

The people behind UNISON vineyard

Unison Vineyard is a Family Estate run by professional husband and wife team Philip and Terry Horn. Joining them are the boys, Luke and Oliver together with cats Olive, Pip and now young Digby.
Also on the team is Jenny Dobson, who is our Consultant Winemaker.
 Philip on the Tractor

Oliver and Pip when we first arrived in Feb 2008
Philip and Terry at the Hawkes Bay Show
  • Philip has a BSc Hons in Biomedical Science and a Certificate in Winemaking and Grape Growing gained at EIT in Hawkes Bay. He built a successful career in retailing in the UK before moving in the the wine industry. Philip looks after the vineyard winery and bottling side of things.
  • Terry has a degree in Business with Hotel & Catering Management. She also has a post graduate Diploma in HR Management. Her extensive HR career spans Retailing, Local and National Government sectors in the UK and NZ. Terry looks after the Retail side of things and keeps us all in order!
  • Jenny Dobson is responsible for the quality and direction of the wines. She started her long association with fine wines working for Jacques Seysses at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy from 1979 to1981. She then moved to Paris working with Stephen Spurrier at his L’Academie du Vin during 1981 and 1982. Jenny spent the next 12 years in Bordeaux as Maitre de Chais at Chateau Senejac, a Cru Bourgeois in the Haut Medoc. Leaving France in 1995, Jenny worked at Frankland Estate in the Great Southern region of Western Australia before returning to New Zealand.She joined Te Awa Farm on the Gimblett Gravels as Winemaker in 1998 and continued working there until 2008.
  • Unison stands for:
    • Combination of "Old World" and "New World" philosophies - hence the logo "Heritage and the Fine Hand"
    • Total control, from the vineyard to the finished wine
    • Passion for quality - dedicated to the connoisseur


Unison Estate Limited
2163 Highway 50, RD 5, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand |Phone: +64 6 879-7913 | Fax: +64 6 879-7915 |

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