Italian Wine Podcast Ep. 915 Sean Spratt | Uncorked

Welcome to episode 915 in which host Polly Hammond interviews Sean Spratt in this episode of Uncorked.

In this episode, we are joined by Sean Spratt, owner and winemaker at Destiny Bay, New Zealand’s only luxury wine brand. Today, we talk about the 20+ year family journey that went from “maybe making some wine in the garage” to recently becoming the only NZ wine to be listed on La Place de Bordeaux, touching upon everything from building a quiet brand to balancing exclusivity to the impact of climate change.

More about todays guest:
In addition to serving as the Winemaker, Sean is responsible for managing the diverse elements of Destiny Bay’s business; from grape growing and winemaking through to distribution and patron support. A Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate of DePaul University, Sean pursued his wine science studies through the University of California at Davis extension program, sensory training through Auckland University’s Wine Science program, and in-depth meetings with some of California’s most iconic winemakers and wineries. His extensive business and technical experience, combined with his passion for wine, bring a unique perspective to crafting elegant Cabernet blends which have received critical acclaim that rivals French First Growths, Italian Super Tuscans and Australian and Californian cult wines.
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Polly Hammond

Polly Hammond is the Founder and CEO of 5forests, which means every buck stops with her. As the public face of 5forests, she splits her time between Barcelona, Auckland, and California, consulting, writing, and speaking about the trends that impact today’s lifestyle businesses.