Robson (pronounced Hobson in Kiwi) hails from the home of football and the samba, Brazil. He travelled to NZ in 2007 to learn English, working in various vineyards and in mussel processing.

During this time, he also met and married his wife. After taking some time off for the birth of their first child, he re-entered the wine industry joining Wine Bottlers, as it was then known.

His keenness to learn means he has worked as a forklift driver and label operator, and after only two years he gained the position of Production Manager. A willingness to learn is the attitude he constantly looks for in his own team at WineWorks.

Robson enjoys the challenges each day brings with no two days ever the same. There is constant change, and this requires a flexible, problem solving mentality.