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Thank you for visiting our website. The Family have decided to disband and cease all activities including the maintenance of our website from February 2023. In the meantime, please click on ‘menu’ above to visit the websites of our members for information on each Family winery.

The Family will forever cherish our seventeen years together. It’s hard to imagine we could have achieved more, seen more, laughed more or learnt more from each other and from everyone we’ve connected with.

Wishing you all the best in wine and life

Paul Donaldson,
Chair, The Family of Twelve

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The siblings represent every major wine region, every major grape variety.

Family Shenanigans

Announcing the participants – Family of Twelve Wine Tutorial 2020.

We’re thrilled to announce the twelve wine professionals selected as The Family of Twelve Wine Tutorial participants for 2020.  We’ve had to postpone the 2020 tutorial, but this won’t stop us from engaging with this year’s participants.  Through a series of virtual blind-tasting workshops we’ll showcase the Family’s best with a few fine international wines […]

Wine Tutorial – Class of 2020

No. Name Position Company City 1 Addy Lam Head Sommelier The Star – Black Bar & Grill Sydney 2 Andrea Martinisi Food & Beverage Director The Grove Auckland 3 Candice Chow Owner Candice Wine Chat Queenstown 4 Dom Sweeney Digital Editor Gourmet Traveller WINE Sydney 5 Eduardo Fritis-Lamora Assistant Head Sommelier Catalina Restaurant, Rose Bay […]

Family Feasts – Winter & Spring 2020

New Zealand’s Family of Twelve invites you to join them at some of the country’s best restaurants. Twelve wines, eight regions and stunning New Zealand cuisine. Booking essential through individual restaurants. Arbour, Blenheim – Wednesday 19th August (SOLD OUT) & Thursday 20th August (SOLD OUT)   p: 03 572 7989 Hosted by Stephan Walliser, Fromm […]

Every sibling has something to share.

In extraordinary times, family is everything.  The Family of XII is a collective of wineries spread across New Zealand. We are united by values, but each winery occupies a unique space within the world of New Zealand wine.  Like many Kiwi businesses, our Family of XII are navigating troubled waters during the global pandemic. We’re […]

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