Behind the wine: Francis Hutt of Carrick Wines

By Vinomofo
over 5 years ago
1 min read

We met Francis Hutt, winemaker at Carrick Wines on our most recent trip to Central Otago, as part of our Lonely Planet Wine Trails Adventure in New Zealand.

Francis is a fascinating bloke to chat to and he warms up the more you get talking. And he's seriously funny. He’s travelled well and lived a life of adventure after having initially moved down South from Hamilton citing ‘fire, babes and snow’ as the reasons for the move. Nowadays, you can find him at Carrick, doing everything under the sun with his partner-in-crime and viticulturist Cliff. 

We can attest to the fact he makes bloody tasty wine and is working hard to showcase just how special this organic and biodynamic winery is around the world. And lucky for us, we got the chance to hang out with him and ask the important questions like "Who is your ultimate drinking buddy?" and more.

Hey Kids!

Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence:

  • to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $23,000).
  • for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $900)

Liquor Licence No. 36300937


At Vinomofo, we love our wine, but we like to also lead long and happy lives, and be good to the world and the people in it. We all try to drink responsibly, in moderation, and we really hope you do too.

Don’t be that person…

Acknowledgement of Country

Vinomofo acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continued connection to the land and waters of this country.

We acknowledge this place always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.