Mezzanine The Fine Wine Specialist
1 December 2023 | Mezzanine The Fine Wine Specialist

Craggy Range New Chief Winemaker


Craggy Range has appointed Ben Tombs as Chief Winemaker. Ben has been Winemaker at Craggy Range for the past two years and brings an impressive array of qualifications and experience to the new role.

Ben has established himself as a rising star in the world of winemaking. He was awarded the inaugural Central Otago Young Winemaker of the Year in 2018, holding the title for three consecutive years and earning New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year in 2020. His ongoing pursuit to push the boundaries for improving wine quality and the emphasis on custodianship have set him apart in the industry.

Ben's journey in the world of wine has seen him complete numerous vintages across renowned wine regions, including Burgundy, Oregon, Yarra Valley, Hermitage, Hunter Valley, and various locations throughout New Zealand. His extensive experience in diverse winemaking environments has enriched his knowledge and expertise.

"We are delighted to have Ben step into the role. His wealth of knowledge, accolades, experience, and dedication to our brand's vision make him the perfect choice to lead Craggy Range into a new era of winemaking excellence."

- Craig Sims, Craggy Range CEO





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