John Buck of Te Mata Estate Winder ; Freeman White; July 2008; 2008.001


John Buck of Te Mata Estate Winder

About this object

John Buck's contribution to the New Zealand wine industry extends well beyond his role at Te Mata Estate. John was involved in wine judging in both Australia and New Zealand for many years, first joining the National Tasting Panel in 1969. In 1979, he was made Chairman of Judges for the National Wine Show, the first New Zealander to be appointed to the position. John is currently Chariman of Hawkes Bay Opera House, and has also served Hawkes Bay Vintners in the 1980's, and from 1991 to 1996 was chairman of the New Zealand Wine Institute. In 1990, John was awarded the Commemoration Medal for Services to New Zealand, and in 1995 an OBE for services to the wine industry.
Freeman White is a painter who likes to remind us of our humanity. He draws attention to our physical form to document contemporary life. He was born in 1979 in Hawke's Bay and raised on an orchard. He attended the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, and was the winner of a number awards. A scholarship from the NZUK Link Foundation enabled White to travel to Scotland, where he was commissioned to paint many portraits and became the first New Zealander to be represented in the Scottish Portrait Gallery's permanent collection.


Freeman White

Date Made

July 2008

Medium and Materials

Graphite on Paper

Inscription and Marks

'Jul 08' upper right


10 x 14 cm (15 x 18cm with frame)

Subject and Association Description

Buck, John

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