Earlier this month Rhys Hall was named as the Corteva NZ Young Viticulturist of the Year.
Hall says the competition was hard work but proved to be a great challenge.
"We were tested on all things viticulture - from driving tractors to how to develop a vineyard," Hall told Magic Talk's Rural Today.
Hall, who is assistant vineyard manager at Indevin's Bankhouse Estate, was representing Marlborough in the prestigious event.
He spoke to Rural Today about his background and the competition.
Listen to the full interview with Hall.
Rural Today with Dominic George weekdays from 5am on Magic Talk.