Hunter's Estate

Marlborough, New Zealand

Jane has been described by the London Sunday Times as; 

“the First Lady of New Zealand wine” 

and was awarded an OBE for service to the wine industry in 1993.

Jane has an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Massey University and received the inaugural Wine & Spirit Competition Women in Wine Award. Exactly 25 years after taking over managing Hunter's Wines Jane was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to viticulture.

In 2016, Jane received the Wolf Blass AM Award in Australia, and the Wine Marlborough Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018, Jane was inducted as a Fellow of New Zealand Winegrowers. Jane has also been inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame.