Maurice Judd


Maurice has enjoyed a long career as a grape-grower and company director. He is the owner of one of New Zealand’s most iconic vineyard sites, Judd Estate in Gisborne, famous for producing the fruit for a string of Matua Valley’s award-winning chardonnay wines over the years.

When Guy Rutledge returned to Gisborne from Australia with the idea to start a winery services business back in 1998, Maurice provided the introduction to Matua which gave the fledgling business it’s start. Over the following 20 years, Vintech Pacific has expanded along with New Zealand’s burgeoning wine industry and Maurice remains a director and shareholder of Vintech Pacific today.