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  • The man who runs Palliser Estate on success and foreign investment.

    Issue 3912 30th Apr 2015

    As the managing director and biggest shareholder, Richard Riddiford, in the eyes of many, is Palliser Estate. One of Martinborough’s largest and finest wineries, Palliser Estate enjoys a strong international reputation for its pinot noirs, chardonnays and sauvignon blancs. Riddiford – descended from David Riddiford, the prominent Wairarapa pastoralist of the mid-19th century – is proud of the fact that Palliser Estate has made a profit every year since 1992. “If you have lots of debt, you’re vulnerable. We’ve kept ours minimal. We’re farmers.” Michael …
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