Goose Bay’s approach to winemaking is rather simple. Goose Bay’s winemakers also don’t believe in building a winery business by constantly talking about how great they are. They are in the business because they love the life… the viticulture, the winemaking, the marketing and the people they work with and meet.
They also love doing unusual and challenging things…such as kosher and Compassion wines. They enjoy doing all these things and if they can make the world a little better through the promotion of these wines, then so be it.
Matthew Rutherford, Owner and Consulting Winemaker/GM, has been with the winery since it’s inception in 1991, and was instrumental, along with previous owner Phil Jones, in developing the first highly certified Kosher for Passover wines from New Zealand.
Matthew has also been involved in Kosher Wine Production in Oregon and Washington, and to date, has completed a total of thirty one Kosher Vintages in both New Zealand and the USA!