We moved from the UK to New Zealand and decided to set up our home in Marlborough in November 2012 - Robyn is a Kiwi and after over 30 years in the UK and Europe we decided it was time we came home. We could have lived in any part of New Zealand but Marlborough was a real "no brainer"!
We've both held senior positions in business – Robyn was in travel as a director at Thomas Cook and Stuart owned and ran an Event Management business having previously spent many years wearing a grey suit in the City of London.
Lilac Wine is a new adventure for us, located at the Vines Village on Rapaura Road, our aim is to promote Kiwi artists and products - not only from the Marlborough and Nelson regions but also from around New Zealand, however we shall also be offering selected product from the UK and Europe.
Gifts are contemporary and design led, they include homeware, ceramics, glassware and candles –it's all special stuff. So as well as coming home, Robyn can now shop for a living and source lovely things for our customers to buy!
We want to ensure a high level of personal service and a relaxing shopping experience whenever you visit Lilac Wine.
Oh, and we don't sell wine! We named the business after the song.