The Team

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.

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