Scholar Entrepreneur, and New Zealand native David Teece, and his wife Leigh, believe his homeland “produces some of the best products in the world and aficionados everywhere should have a chance to experience them.”
Mt. Beautiful Wines from North Canterbury reflects their passion for New Zealand. By producing elegant, certified-sustainable, estate-grown wines, David and Leigh have found a way to truly encapsulate in the bottle, the climate and the richness of the land. Mt Beautiful is uncompromising in quality and faithful to the terroir.
As pioneers of the North Canterbury region, Mt. Beautiful owners David and Leigh were looking to invest in David’s homeland in a way that would allow expression of their passion for farm-to-table food and wine, while energizing the community to which they are so genuinely committed. By creating Mt. Beautiful Wines and adopting certified-sustainable practices, we are able to be dedicated guardians of the land, and good stewards of our heritage.
Sam Weaver - Winemaker
Sam Weaver is one of the most broadly experienced wine professionals in New Zealand. Originally from England he has worked for 35 years as a professional in the wine business covering every aspect; commercial, production and technical. Sam qualified with a degree in Microbiology from London University and subsequently worked in the British wine trade for 10 years, becoming managing director of a wine merchant in London, La Reserve.
In 1988 Sam and family moved to New Zealand and commenced wine making making use of both his commercial experience and technical aptitude. Since then Sam has made wine in 5 different countries graduating to consultancy work with some of New Zealand’s leading wine companies in 1994. In 1997 Sam started his own label, Churton, which is distributed world-wide. He continues to have a base of consultancy clients in New Zealand. Sam has been winemaker for Mt. Beautiful since its first vintage, 2007. His particular interests in wine making the production of high quality Pinot Noir. He has made Pinot Noir in Burgundy, Eastern Europe and 4 different vine producing regions of New Zealand.
The difference between Mt. Beautiful from North Canterbury and wines from other regions is that all of the right elements that need to come together to create spectacular wines exist in our vineyard.
The growing conditions are right, the soil is highly coveted, and the way we meticulously plant and manage the vines has led us down a path many winemakers could only dream of. The result? Our Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir are elegant, made in an artisan, old-world style, and uniquely hand blended while exhibiting balance with lovely acidity to allow for superb aging potential. They’re also made to be food friendly so you can enjoy all of our varietals on any occasion.