Back in 2000, Rangi met Tim, our founder of WineWorks, who explained his vision on how the wine industry would grow and Rangi wanted to be part of the growth.
With a background of working as a slaughter floor foreman at the local meat works for 6 ½ years, Rangi relished the change in role to a trainee filler operator back in the early days of Wineworks. Rangi is now one of our Production Supervisors.
Rangi originally wanted to be a helicopter pilot. Whilst that didn’t happen, one of Rangi’s most thrilling moments was flying a fixed wing aircraft….with a flight instructor though! Rangi loves being outdoors enjoying salt, and fresh water fishing as well as diving to put a bit of fresh fish on the dinner plate.
Rangi looks forward to coming to work, he is a great trainer and enjoys sharing his ethics and experiences with other staff.
When it comes Rangi’s time to retire, having been around grapes, he has indicated that he may even set aside a couple of hectares on his family’s farm to grow them.