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Our Winemaker

This little pig went to market is made by our very handy winemaker, Spring Timlin. Squealing Pig is achieving world domination enjoyed all over the world, thanks to her creative genius. You can now find Squealing Pig goodness in the US (Nobu New York anyone?), the UK, Australia, Asia, Scandinavia, and – of course – New Zealand.

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Spring Timlin

Lives: Marlborough, NZ


Spring grew up in Christchurch and studied some super cool stuff photography and sociology before giving winemaking a whirl. She's worked in heaps of different places her way up – training in hospitality, on to Lincoln University, into the cellar, over to the wine lab and now into winemaking. Her natural creativity means she really gets what Squealing Pig fans want – great wine that doesn't take itself too seriously.

What she's up to

This city girl packed her bags and moved to a place with lots of grapes the country to be a little closer to the source of Squealing Pig. She's now based in Marlborough and loves being so hands-on. The laid-back lifestyle suits her to a tee, even if she does miss the Auckland shopping a wee bit.