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 phenemonal at giving you both.

The Boss

"For me it's more about producing great wine and something to drink with great friends, telling a great story just getting on with it rather than having to worry about all the pretentiousness in behind the winemaking" - Andrew Bailey (Founder, CEO).


We call him Mr Misty Cove but his real name’s Andrew Bailey. The Misty Cove label is the hard graft of this hard case South Islander. In creating Misty Cove Wines, Bailey set out to produce incredible wines and a culture of NZ winemaking free from the tyranny of snobbery. From the wine making and vineyard work, to sales and marketing, Andrew’s not interested in bourgeois BS when it comes to making great wine.

The Hustle

Fellow cricketer, Mister Jarrod "Jazz" Englefield has been a big part of the Misty Cove journey ever sine 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 Jack

...Of all trades, that is. Our Amy is not only a former winemaker, this admin ninja once had her own successful children's fashion label, has managed bars and restaurants, has exceptional taste in art and music, all the while being a single parent to her son Thomas. Amy came on board to whip our office and cellar door into shape. In her spare time she cooks up worldclass lunches for us. We are not worthy!

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.

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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