Michael Wood (Vigneron - Viticulturalist & Winemaker) 

Michael Wood joined Obsidian Wines in August 2005.  Michael developed his love for Waiheke and its unique grape growing environment while working for Passage Rock Wines.  In particular Michael found that working with Syrah was his passion and he is delighted with the potential demonstrated by the wines made from the four vineyard blocks grown at Obsidian.  Michael’s wine experience goes back to Germany and Australia.  He worked for Weingut Heitlinger in Baden, Germany and Mudgee, NSW for Simon Gilbert Wine Services, as Assistant Winemaker.  Michael gained his wine industry training in Blenheim where he completed his diploma in Viticulture and Wine Production in 2000.  More recently Michael has worked two vintages for Domaine Courbis in France’s Northern Rhone Valley.


Behind the vines