Here at Peacock Sky Vineyard, most of our people come from somewhere else, looking for some place inspiring to settle for a time and continue on their Life’s learning path. We invest in our chefs, wine makers, tasters, servers, gardeners, cleaners and drivers who then bring their love and their life’s passions to us!
What you might notice first about our Summer is her multi-colored hair and numerous tattoos. As our Front House Manager, you´ll probably find her at the cellar door, organizing daily tasks and chatting with our guests. She enjoys her work because she can meet different people from different countries every day.
This Finn has never been keen on winter and cold, so it’s no surprise that when Summer came to New Zealand, she arrived here with her greyhound. It seems we might see this duo here for a long time, enjoying their time at the beach or having long walks in the forest.
And what would Summer recommend for guests coming to Peacock Sky to have lunch? Her favorite combo is the Cheese slate with 2014 Pure Merlot.
Empty glass of wine? Never with our tasting supervisor, Nathan. Lucky for us, this Frenchie, didn’t follow his childhood dream to become an astronaut. Instead he studied wines, started to travel and eventually came to work in New Zealand.
Nathan likes to see every tasting as a journey, where you travel from one taste to another, having fun experiencing all the flavours in your wine. It’s no wonder that his tastings are very popular and make people come back for more!
And what does he recommend to people coming to have lunch at Peacock Sky? Well, don’t expect him to name any foods from the list! Nathan is all about the wines and that’s why you only get wine recommendations, like his favorite 2014 Pure Malbec.
When you come to dine at Peacock Sky Vineyard, you can easily spot Brett. With his energetic touch, Brett takes orders and serves food in the restaurant, Le Cote de la Colline. You might see him taking reservations or doing tastings, because there’s not a thing that this multi-talented man can’t do. That’s why it is a wonder that Brett isn’t working in his dream job as Ellen DeGeneres’ apprentice.
When Brett isn’t providing excellent customer service at Peacock Sky, he likes to go to the beach, learn French, or focus on his passion cooking incredibly average foods. Sometimes you might even see him on the local dance floor! And let’s just say that Abba should be on everyone’s playlist…
And what does this gem, from Connecticut, recommend to people coming to have lunch at Peacock Sky? His favorite is the Cheese Slate enjoyed with 2017 Chardonnay and 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, because you can’t just settle for one glass of good wine!
Since Nacho was a child, his dream was to become a chef. His dream was inspired by his Italian roots and especially by his mother and grandmother. When Nacho heard about a job opportunity at Peacock Sky, he said yes in a second! Now he’s happy to be part of the team, learning new skills and having fun with a “beautiful work group”.
Nacho’s plans for the future include spending more time in New Zealand before traveling and working in kitchens across the world. Not forgetting his passion for soccer! You can find this Argentinian in the field playing soccer or cheering for his favourite team, Boca Juniors.
And what does this chef recommend when you’re coming to Peacock Sky to have lunch? His favorite Peacock Sky wine is 2014 Pure Merlot, to be accompanied with my favorite dish, the Sirloin Strip.”
When Martin joined our team, he started as a dishwasher. In a short time, this Argentinian proved to be multi-skilled and that’s why he is now part of Peacock Sky’s kitchen team, bringing his knowledge of Argentinian and Italian food to New Zealand.
Martin is keen on soccer so you can find him out playing soccer or walking on the beach. He also loves dancing, so you might even see him rocking the dance floor Sunday nights at Malones, enjoying some Latina rhythms.
And what does Martin recommend for people having lunch at Peacock Sky? Because he doesn’t drink alcohol at all, he recommends a cold cup of milk enjoyed with some Signature criss-cut Westies.
Meet Sky, the owner of Peacock Sky Vineyard. Or at least how he likes to think.
Usually you can find Sky from the vineyard, hanging out around or begging for a belly rub.
And what does this cute Bordercollie recommend to doggie friends when they come to hang out at Peacock Sky? Sleeping under the table, with some refreshing water that Peacock Sky will provide when having four legged guests.