About us

You can talk about wine, but wine is better to be talked around - in the company of good friends, family and perhaps the odd stranger. That's why we say: "Wine for good times," because we believe that Misty Cove Wines is more than a product - it is a story. And the best place to tell great stories is around great wine. Thankfully, we are bloody phenomenal at giving you both.

The Bones

His name is Tim May - but we call him 'the money', the 'lizard', the 'bones' of the business.. the fella who pays the big mofo bills. You cannot mess with the best when it comes to smashing some serious cheddar across a spreadsheet. If it weren't for this fella, we'd probably have to give up our Gucci flip flops, Louis Vuitton Luxury Trunks and Summer's in Ibiza. Thanks Tim.

The Hustle

Fellow cricketer, Mister Jarrod "Jazz" Englefield has been a big part of the Misty Cove journey ever since he lost a bet to Andrew at a bar in Amsterdam. Ten or so years later, you'll no doubt find Jarrod wondering how he got hustled into selling wine for a living. Turns out, he has a gift. Mister Englefield is one of the greatest hustlers that the gods of wine ever created.

The Makers

Our sublimely talented team of winemakers - Nicky Parish and Emmanuel "Manu" Bolliger are the real deal. Nicky hails from Auckland via North Canterbury, and Emmanuel from South Africa via France. Safe to say, they walk the talk. And when they do walk into a pub - the music stops, heads bow, and the crowd parts like the Red Sea. True rockstars!

The Founder

"For me my favourite aspect of wine is sitting down with friends and enjoying a glass and a bit of a laugh. Having a great meal together and sharing stories. That's what wine's all about - it brings people together." - Andrew Bailey, Founder of Misty Cove.

The story of the Misty Cove brand started with one hard case South Islander. Back in 2008 Andrew Bailey set about crafting a wine company that produced incredible wines free from the tyranny of snobbery. From the beginning – from the wine making and vineyard work, to sales and marketing – Andrew set the foundation for a modern legacy of NZ winemaking that lives on today.

Our Philosophy

1. Stay Rogue

2. Don't f**k it up

3. Wine is to be enjoyed and not talked about

4. But make wine that everyone wants to talk about

5. Love music

6. Hug the haters (they need a cuddle)

7. Buy art, not followers

8. Read everything, make up your own mind

9. Travel more

10. Don't be a dick

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