James Healy, along with 3 other Marlborough Wine industry veterans, were honored at the Marlborough Wine Celebration, an event celebrating 50 years since the modern wine industry began in Marlborough, NZ.
James Healy has been in the wine industry for over 40 years, starting at Corbans Wines in Auckland before moving to Marlborough in 1991 to become a winemaker at Cloudy Bay. Later, alongside viticulturist Ivan Sutherland, he started the immensely successful Dog Point Vineyard. A creative and adventurous winemaker, James got involved in many key industry activities from the get-go, becoming a member of many inaugural knowledge-sharing events for winemakers. He is highly regarded as a mentor and supporter of many in the industry.