Warwick Hawker’s connection with Central Otago began 27 years ago when together with his wife Jenny he established Pisa Range Estate vineyard near Cromwell. Involvement with the vineyard was for many years by remote as Warwick pursued first his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and later a stint as the Central Otago District Council’s Economic Development Manager.
Today Warwick continues his involvement in the Central Otago wine industry and, as Chair of the Pisa Irrigation Company, an interest in irrigation fostered by the challenges associated with viticulture in Central Otago’s dry climate.
Central Otago’s rich heritage has fascinated Warwick since he first came to the area. He is a strong advocate of the need to research, preserve and promote it. Warwick is a long-time member of the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust and currently the Chair of the OGHT management committee.