Passion, expertise, commitment and fun have brought together a team that will realise the vision of Kina Beach Vineyard. They share their dedication to quality, sustainability and long term partnerships with customers, suppliers and the community.
Achim Bauer, Director & Co-Owner
Achim’s main focus is vineyard operations, sales, marketing and finance.
Achim brings a wealth of management, business and financial experience to the venture built up during 30+ years of working for large global organisations, as well as building business as an entrepreneur.
In 2007, Achim took an experienced professionals’ course in Winemaking and Viticulture at EIT. He gained experience in the wine industry working in the vineyard and winery operations of the renowned Clearview Estate in Hawkes Bay.
Karin Schoch, Director & Co-Owner
Karin is the main driver of the venture, focusing on winemaking, our people, our partners and administration.
Karin brings a broad range of international and business experience to the venture. Karin has over 20+ years of practice working in various capacities for small and large international organisations around the world and has benefited from working in diverse professional and cultural environments. In addition, she holds a Certificate in Grapegrowing and Winemaking from Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Hawkes Bay.
Lou Kelly & Johnny Malcolm
Lou and her husband Johnny support Kina Beach Vineyard in all its day-to-day operations.
Originally from Auckland, Lou and Johnny have fallen in love with Kina Peninsula and particularly Kina Beach Vineyard many years ago. They are not only very knowledgeable about the operation, its history and the area, they have also given tender love and care to many of the vines that today produce the wonderful Kina Beach wines.
Pirate is the newest addition to the team. Originally from Australia he is very fond of the Tasman region. At Kina Beach Vineyard he has taken on the role of Chief Greeting Officer and is doing a fabulous job.
His favourite reward is a guest belly rub and in his free time he likes to chase rabbits and fetch ball at Kina Beach.
Roger Edwards, Vineyard Manager
Great wine always starts in the vineyard. Roger is the eyes, ears and hands, but most importantly the soul of the business. He has full responsibility for the vineyard operation and associated tasks, while ensuring that all sustainability and quality standards that Kina Beach Vineyard has subscribed to as a SWNZ certified operation are met and exceeded.
Roger can look back onto 15 years of practice in high-quality vineyard and winery operations in the region. He is committed to ensuring the continuous production of premium grapes using the resources available to him in a responsible manner.
Roger is a perfectionist who runs a tight winegrowing ship. He lives in the beautiful seaside community of Mapua.