Giesen Wines has appointed award-winning winemaker Nikolai St George, formerly of Matua, as its chief winemaker in Marlborough.

“It’s an exciting time here at Giesen Wines, Nikolai will bring a wealth of knowledge and a true understanding of the global wine market that he has amassed over the years,” said Marcel Giesen, owner and director of viticulture and winemaking at Giesen Wines.

Established in 1981, Giesen Wines is privately owned by brothers Theo, Alex and Marcel. The company produces a diverse portfolio of wines, including Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah across its Estate and Premium vineyards.