Martin Carrington looks after the Sales and Marketing for URLAR – with an emphasis on growing URLAR’s export sales. Martin’s wine and food career began during his post-studies OE travels, when he was suddenly given responsibility for an English restaurant’s wine list. He took the opportunity whilst traveling to visit many of the world’s winemaking regions and for him this turned wine from a hobby into a career.

With experience judging in wine, cheese and restaurant competitions, owning a wine & food retail store, part-owning a successful Ponsonby Road restaurant, brands management, sales management and Public Relations, Martin has worked in almost every facet of wine and food hospitality over the last three decades.

When not drinking wine, Martin can be found whispering words of encouragement to the family’s lambs, chopping wood, fishing or diving off the Wairarapa coast (not necessarily in that order) He also used to travel a lot!…

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