Our Story

3Sixty2 is a story of tradition… and of new beginnings

3Sixty2 is a number that marks the start of New Zealand’s wine story, when, in 1836, James Busby, planted cuttings from his collection of 362 vines on what would become the Waitangi Treaty grounds.

But 3sixty2 is also now a number that represents a new story for New Zealand’s winemaking industry. 

It’s a story that starts with young Northlander, inspired by the heritage of her hometown, who decided it was time to go out on her own. 

After studying her craft, she worked alongside top performing winemakers, in leading New Zealand vineyards and wineries, across our premier wine-producing regions. 

Then, it was time to take ownership of her own winemaking journey.

Like Busby, she had big visions, and little time for naysayers. After all, change and progress doesn’t come through following the rules. She experimented, asked questions, pushed boundaries.

Digging deep to define her own road to success in an industry staid in tradition, she’s now challenging the status quo to produce a wine that is more than just another bottle on the shelf.

And now, you’re a part of the story, too.