Who are our people?

Robyn and Robert Wilson

Robyn and Robert are co-owners of Trinity Hill. Robyn, a London-based Kiwi, is Trinity Hill’s Chairperson. Robyn and Robert are proprietors of London’s enormously popular Bleeding Heart Restaurant Group. Kiwis in London can always find a full range of the Trinity Hill wines at The Bleeding Heart in Holborn and its City sibling, The Don in St Swithins Lane.

John Hancock

John is Founding Winemaker and an owner of Trinity Hill. He is one of the most charismatic personalities in the New Zealand Wine Industry with more than 35 years of experience in New Zealand, Australia and France, He graduated from the noteable Roseworthy College in South Australia in 1973.

As founding winemaker for one of New Zealand’s early wine successes, Morton Estate, John produced a number of award-winning wines, including the best Chardonnay in the World at the 1997 Wine Magazine’s International Wine Challenge.

His subsequent experience working with top wine houses in the Rhone and Burgundy, has been a touchstone of wine styles to come from Trinity Hill; respect for the old, tempered with belief in the new. His vintages at Tain L’Hermitage in the Rhone with the late Gerard Jaboulet were the genesis of the now iconic Trinity Hill Homage Syrah.

John continues to be the “face” of Trinity Hill as he travels around the globe and New Zealand promoting Trinity Hill wines and the wines of Hawkes Bay and New Zealand in general.

Warren Gibson

Warren was educated at Massey University, New Zealand, and at Roseworthy College, South Australia. He began his winemaking career in New Zealand in 1986 with John at Morton Estate, subsequently travelling the world as a Flying Winemaker, including vintages in Australia, Italy, Hungary, France and California.

In 1997, Warren rejoined John to work along side him. The vintages he has produced since then leave no doubt that he has truly earned the accolades of New Zealand Winemaker of the Year, from Winestate Magazine in 2005, and Winemaker of the Year Winemaker Award at the Mercedes Benz Hawkes Bay Wine Show in 2006.

Since 1998, Warren has been a regular judge at all of his country’s major wine shows.

Damian Fischer

Damian has been the Assistant Winemaker since 2008. Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, he has accumulated significant industry experience over 20+ years, initially in public relations and marketing in Australia and more recently in winemaking in New Zealand.

Judging experience includes Sydney Royal Wine Show, the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards, New Zealand International Wine Awards and Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards.

I am under 18
You must be aged 18 or over to buy alcohol in New Zealand.