Ben Weaver

Ben Weaver

Assistant Winemaker

 In 2015 Ben Weaver joined the Mt. Beautiful team bringing roughly fifteen years’ of experience in the wine industry, dating back to the age of fourteen. In addition to making wine in North Canterbury, Ben has experience in Marlborough where he grew up working alongside his father. Whilst at university, Ben lived in Wellington, which he describes as “the best city in New Zealand.” Originally from England, where he was born. Ben has also lived in Santa Cruz, California where he worked for Randall Graham, “the Rhone Ranger.” It was there that Ben learnt the art of wild fermentation. Building up natural yeast populations for inoculating a wide variety of wines. He also worked a four month stint on the Hill of Hermitage in the Southern Rhone Valley France. It was in France that Ben worked harvest. Here he learnt to appreciate the success of simplicity in the production of good wine and food. Some personal accomplishments Ben is particularly proud of include; graduating from university with Chemistry and Media degrees, along with being part of a young cricket team that won Marlborough Crickets Top T20 Championship! What he enjoys most about being part of the Mt. Beautiful team is the diversity and freedom to express one’s self, along with the positive and fun working relationships. When Ben isn’t roaming the winery, you can find him on a golf course, at a cricket pitch, or in his favorite arm chair listening to records 

Our Team

Robert Watkins

CEO - NZ & US

Sam Weaver

Winemaker

Fin Grieve

Director of Viticulture

Hamish Chamberlain

Teece Family Farms Operations Manager

Erin Harrison

Business Operations & Development Manager NZ

Ben Weaver

Assistant Winemaker

Garrick Guy

Vineyard Manager

Caitlin Manning

Eastern Sales Manager - US

Karl Ziegler

National Sales Manager - US

Cori Curtola Gormley

Business Operations Manager - US

Tiffany Tonnerre

Western Sales Manager - US

Suzanna Mannion

Marketing Manager - US

Maura Sullivan

Executive Administrator - US

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