Winemaker Chris Carson brings a wealth of experience to Meyer Family Vineyards. His philosophy is to care for the grape on the vine and maintain as much as possible a hands-off approach in the cellar to allow the true expression of the terroir. Chris returned home to Canada after spending eight years in New Zealand, where he worked with many prestigious wineries including Akaura, Gibbston Highgate Estate, Hinton Estate Vineyard, Te Kairanga, Rippon Vineyard and Winery, Chard Farm Vineyard. He also spent time with Domaine Fernandand Laurent Pillot, in Chassagne Montrachet, Burgundy, France and Josh Jenson, Calera Wine Company. Chris has an impeccable reputation for producing excellence, including his Highgate Pinot Noir that won the Trophy for the best Pinot Noir at the Sydney International Wine Competition. The Pinot received gold medals from Sydney International Wine Competition, Wine Style for Asia Awards, Winewise Small Vigneron Competition and Silver at International Wine and Spirit Competition, Bragato and N.Z. International Wine Competition.
A graduate of Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand with his Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology, Chris Carson brings with him his extensive enthusiasm and skills in all areas of winemaking and production.