Ben Glover and Rhyan Wardman are business partners and winemakers born in the 70s, who loved the 80s and met at wine college in the 90s. Combined, these Marlborough winemakers have more than fifty years’ winemaking and wine management experience.
The way they see it, our wine region has been missing a trick when it comes to celebrating and promoting diversity. They identified a need for a winemaking hub to provide a platform for wine excellence and innovation that would challenge the status quo.
Together they’ve created The Coterie, a winemaking collective.
The Coterie is a hub for premium, contract winemaking. The winery is certified organic and located on the Wairau Terrace, looking towards the Richmond Ranges. It’s a winery built on transparency, innovation and collaboration.
A place to host and call your own; but more than that The Coterie is a space for winemakers to gather around the kitchen table to share ideas, innovate and apply these learnings to their own wines and winemaking practise.