Jeremy Walsh Viticulture Management was established in 2007. The company was set up as an expansion of Jeremy’s existing operation managing the family vineyard based on Dog Point Road, Marlborough.
Our business has expanded in the years since, and we now work with a broad range of viticulturist clientele. As a result, our services extend beyond vineyard contracting into full scale management and technical support and services.
Our aim is to provide the absolute best in vineyard management and contracting, working closely with clients to understand their needs, customise their management plans and help them get the most out of their vineyard. The ultimate goal for our clients is always the same … optimise efficiencies, maximise returns. We work with the latest technology and techniques,ensuring our specialised vineyard machinery is well maintained and upgraded when necessary.
Jeremy grew up with his feet in the soil and his hands in the vines. He is a third generation grape whisperer raised on the family’s Marlborough vineyard. He took over the management of the business in 2005 after his father had a motorbike accident. This practical experience, complemented by a Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology (Wine Science) has given Jeremy a real-world understanding of vineyard management with solid theoretical knowledge to draw on. He is ably assisted by Mark Allen, who brings his own wealth of technical knowledge and viticulture experience to the business.
Mark has a lifetime’s involvement in horticulture and viticulture. After the vine pull of the mid 80’s, Mark’s viticulture career path turned to evaluating and developing new vineyard sites in Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay.
Mark’s roles included being National Viticulturist for Morton Estate from 1986 to 2000, and then National Vineyards Manager for Villa Maria from 2000 to 2003, before establishing his own viticulture advisory company in 2004.
Vineyard development and ongoing management is Mark’s main focus. He recognises the constant need to keep up with new technology and ideas, and that the sustainability of our industry is dependent upon embracing that technology. Being able to gauge and monitor the precise timing and costs of all vineyard inputs is paramount to the success of any vineyard and Mark brings these skills to the table.