Hugh Crichton, the visionary Head Winemaker at Elephant Hills, is a name synonymous with excellence in the world of winemaking. With a remarkable career spanning 27 vintages in New Zealand, France, Italy, and England, Crichton’s expertise is revered internationally.
Crichton is renowned for his ability to transform struggling wine brands into market leaders, elevating both quality and reputation. His innovative winemaking prowess is backed by a solid technical foundation, allowing him to stay at the forefront of industry trends.
Formerly associated with the historic Vidal Estate and with international experience garnered in France, Italy, and beyond, Crichton’s winemaking journey has been an inspiration. His commitment to environmentally conscious and organic practices aligns perfectly with producing wines that authentically capture the essence of their terroir.
Now at Elephant Hill, Hugh Crichton continues to shine as an award-winning winemaker, leading by example and nurturing the next generation of winemaking talent. His dedication to excellence and commitment to the art of winemaking make him a true luminary in the world of wine.