Wendy Stuckey

Chief Winemaker

Wendy is an accomplished and internationally recognised winemaker who came to Constellation Brands NZ in 2015 following seven years at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Washington, USA and, prior to that at BeringerBlass/Fosters in Australia.

Wendy brings a comprehensive list of achievements, superb palate and absolute attention to her role leading Constellation Brands NZ’s winemaking. Wendy is recognised internationally as a leader in the field of varietals; she was named in the Top 20 Most Admired People in the North American Wine Industry (2014 Winery and Vineyard Management) and Intowine.com’s 2013 Top 100 Most Influential U.S. Winemakers.

She is a judge for many of Australia’s key national wine competitions as well as competitions in California and Washington. Wendy’s awards include the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards –USA Single Varietal over £15 for 2012 Ch. Ste Michelle Eroica Gold Riesling; 2013 Wine Spectator Top 100 No. 68 for 2013 Ch. Ste Michelle Horse Heaven Sauvignon Blanc; 2002 Qantas/Australian Gourmet Traveller -Winemaker of the Year Finalist and 2001 Wine Spectator Top 100 #42 for 2000 Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling.