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 tasters, servers, gardeners, and cleaners who then bring their love and their life’s passions to us.
When this gem, from Australia, saw that Peacock Sky was advertising she thought “wine not?!” After working in the restaurant trade in the Marlborough Sounds, Gemma wanted to focus more on working with her wine knowledge. Her clear passion for wine meant that Peacock Sky’s owners noticed her potential, and she swiftly progressed into the role of Cellar Door Manager. Gem heads-up our team of tasters, training them to share our delicious wines with the world. It’s no wonder that Gemma gave up driving dump trucks in the mines back in Aus, because anyone who does one of her tastings will be able to see that the wine industry is where her heart truly lies!
When not hiking or kayaking, you can find Gem spending her free time visiting other wineries. It’s not surprising that her future plans are located with vineyards and wine making. Maybe one day we will see her making wines for Peacock Sky!
And what would this wine enthusiast recommend for guests coming to Peacock Sky Vineyard? A glass of 2013 Le Côté de la Colline, our left bank Bordeaux style wine. Her favourite!
Our fabulous Office Manager from Argentina dabbled in South Island life over winter, but the strong draw of Waiheke Island has brought her back to us! Virginia arrived on Waiheke last year and found us by pure chance (after simply googling the word “vineyards”) but she swiftly fell in love with Peacock Sky and its small, close-knit team, and homely feel. A naturally shy person, Virginia actually enjoys that talking to different people from all over the world is the core part of her job though performing her office tasks is also on her list of favourites. She believes life is a balancing act.
This self-confessed Harry Potter nerd likes hiking around the island’s many tramping trails playing “Wizards Unite” (Pokémon Go for Harry Potter fans, in case you didn’t know). Another obsession of Virginia’s is anything dog related! When she misses her puppy who is at home with her Mum in Buenos Aires, Vir enjoys meeting all the dogs that Waiheke and its vineyards have to offer!
From early plans to become a Civil Engineer, this kind-hearted girl now has her sights on saving the world…she’s still working on how to do that, but for now she can definitely suggest that ordering a Lamb Shank with a glass of our delicious 2014 Pure Merlot will help to make your day that little bit better.
This happy Québécois girl with a vivid imagination has travelled to us this season all the way from beautiful French Canada. Our very own Snow White likes to think that a couple of Tuis whispered in her ear about the beautiful native bush up at Peacock Sky as she stepped off the ferry at Matiatia…but in reality, it was the power of Facebook advertising that brought her to us…either way, we’re sure happy she’s here! She has slotted right into our team and loves working alongside this small happy group; her favourite part of her work here is when her taste buds are called upon to sample new wines or food pairings…as well as meeting guests from all over the world.
When she was a kid, Clara dreamed of being an actress or a singer, anything that involved being in front of people…so she makes a perfect wine tasting host for our groups here. Our girl from Quebec also used to believe that she was a witch or a fairy when she was a kid and still believes in magic & spells, why not come up to Peacock Sky and see for yourself…you might just fall under her spell and walk away with a case of wine!
When she’s not talking to our guests about Peacock Sky wines, you might find Clara at the beach, drinking in the sun…anything to soak up the warm weather before she returns to her igloo in Canada, and is reunited with her family! Like many of us here at Peacock Sky, one of Clara’s passions is life is travel and although it’s sometimes hard to be away from home and family, Clara hopes to continue travelling the world until she’s old and wrinkly!
The all-important question, what would Clara recommend to her friends coming up to Peacock Sky…? She loves the sunny, tropical vibes you feel when sipping on a glass of our 2019 Pinot Gris and in her own words “seafood is life” so pairing it with our Prawn, Cockle, and Mussel Laksa Soup is a must!
Meet Sky, the real owner of Peacock Sky Vineyard….or at least he thinks he is…
You can usually find Sky about the vineyard, hanging out around in cars or begging for a belly rub.
And what would this cute Border Collie 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.