In 2001, Kemp Wine Merchants was born of Daniel Kemp’s passion for fine wine, an interest he cultivated while working and managing his own restaurant The Bach. Daniel's intention was to find the finest small wine producers and connect them with top restaurants and trade. Great Little Vineyards was created 4 years later, and is the retail arm of Kemp Wine Merchants, a collection of our finest producers all under one roof for the public to experience. Both are located in Orakei Bay Village, Auckland, New Zealand.
Over the course of the last 15 years, Kemp Wine Merchants and Great Little Vineyards have become synonymous with the most cutting edge and exceptional artisan wines produced in New Zealand and around the world. Never content with the ordinary, we’ve attracted a stable of the very best producers and connected them with a new breed of consumers who demand wines that stand out from the crowd, at every price point and varietal.
We champion organic, bio-dynamic and natural farming. When possible, we prefer to focus on small production wines with a sense of place. Additionally, we seek out new exciting wines from cutting edge wineries that cover off all price points for our loyal customers. We are the wine revolutionaries and think of ourselves as champions for those vineyards that deserve more recognition in a competitive market.
With more than 20 years of wine experience, Kemp Wine Merchants is sophisticated and creative in its offerings. Our team is composed of industry professionals who are knowledgeable and passionate about the industry, our customers, and the outstanding wines that we are honoured to represent.
From a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures, the Great Little Vineyards team shares Daniel's passion not only for great wine, but for creating extraordinary and memorable experiences for our customers.
One of the key team members, Tim Witton, comes from an extensive background of nearly 10 years working in the wine industry. Having explored and tasted wines from all around the world, his core philosophies perfectly aligned with Daniel Kemp’s and thus a strong working relationship was born. Tim has consulted over a vast number of weddings all over the country and is well versed in what it takes to pull off a successful event. Get in touch with him today and he would be more than happy to assist in making that special day perfect for you.