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Rockburn appoints new general manager

Central Otago winery Rockburn has appointed Tim Severne as its new general manager.

He has over 20 years of experience in the wine industry working for Glengarry Wines, Hancocks Wine, Spirit and Beer Merchants and Marisco Vineyards. His most recent role was global sales manager at Antipodes Water Company.

Rockburn is named after the rugged rocky Central Otago landscape. The winery owns two vineyards; on the Gibbston Back Road in Gibbston Valley and at Parkburn in the Cromwell Basin where its winery is based. Rockburn also has a cellar door in the Gibbston Valley.