Jake studied Viticulture and Oenology at Lincoln University in 2011 and has worked in both the vineyard and the winery gaining practical industry experience to compliment his theoretical background. Jake has traveled all around New Zealand, France, Italy, South Africa, China and the USA gaining local wine knowledge and experience of some of the finest wines in the world.

Jake has a degree in Management and Marketing, a Certificate in Business Systems Analysis and a Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology. He enjoys continued education in Economics, Physics, Ecology, Environmental Management and Politics as well as Rock Climbing, Running, Photography and Guitar amongst a myriad of hobbies that keep him active and passionate about life.