Emma Jenkins MW



Wine Writer & Educator

Emma Jenkins MW abandoned her university training in anatomy and structural biology for a WAY more sociable career in wine. She’s worked in fine wine retail, studied winemaking and viticulture, and in 2011 (in addition to becoming a mother for the third time and running the family business) became New Zealand’s ninth Master of Wine.

A founding member of the Wine Writers of New Zealand group, Emma is the popular wine columnist for the New Zealand edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly, co-editor of The Independent Wine Monthly alongside Jane Skilton MW, and also writes on a freelance basis for a number of trade and general publications.

In addition, Emma teaches WSET courses on occasion, is involved with the MW education program, and continues to hone her skills judging wine both at local and international competitions. Emma’s spare time is spent attempting to gain control of a large unruly garden populated by small children, dogs, chickens and two pet pigs. This is largely proving futile.