Born and bred on the Wairau Bar in sun-soaked Marlborough, Haysley MacDonald knew that the family land he grew up on offered infinite potential, and that with time, grapes would flourish and produce exceptional New World wines.
Driven by a bold vision of producing a range of premium New Zealand wines that would connect the taste of te Pā with wine lovers all over the world, Haysley planted his first vines on the Bar in 2003. In 2011, with a powerful story, bountiful and productive land, and a rich family heritage, te Pā Wines was launched.
Haysley’s had a pivotal role in shaping many of the MacDonald family’s companies including successful agriculture and contracting ventures, so naturally he has overseen and managed all viticultural development and te Pā’s evolution into a modern, export-oriented wine business.
Backed by a solid management team and internationally experienced winemakers, Haysley is now spearheading the acquisition and growth phase for the globally distributed and award-winning te Pā Wines range.
But no matter where he travels in the world, Haysley always thinks of home.