The Marlborough winery Jackson Estate has appointed Belinda Jackson to the newly created role of general manager.
Jackson Estate produces a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc as well as other wines including Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Commenting on the appointment, director John Stichbury said: "We are delighted Belinda has accepted this important role and look forward to the company taking a fresh direction." He continues, "The industry faces many challenges and Belinda's experience and marketing skills will ensure we are well-positioned for the future."
Belinda Jackson came to New Zealand in 1995 having held a senior wine-buying role in the UK responsible for sourcing, buying and marketing 750,000 cases of wine for brewer Carlsberg-Tetley. 

Her first role in New Zealand was with NZ Liquor as National Wine Manager, responsible for the wine categories of both the Liquorland and Robbie Burns chains.

After an approach from Glengarry in 1999, Jackson moved across to manage the European 'fine wine' buying, the corporate sales channel and brands Krug champagne and Riedel glassware.