Angela Clifford

Food and Wine Woman in New Zealand

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Hey there, I’m Angela. I am the Managing Director of Tongue in Groove Wines in North Canterbury, I have had wine business roles in both Australia & New Zealand over the last 20 years. With a special interest in telling people's stories, I've been involved with the industry at a national level.

I am also the CEO of Eat New Zealand, a collective of some of NZ's best chefs, producers, writers, event organisers and tourism operators. Together we're committed to putting New Zealand Food on the world map.

I have been the co-founder of Summer of Riesling in New Zealand, a board member of Pinot Noir NZ (NZ Wine's biggest event) and I help other wineries and businesses tell their story in a more compelling way to their customers.

I was the Canterbury representative for the NZ Sommeliers & Wine Professionals Association. I originally set up the Barossa Farmers Market, was vice-chair of the NZ Farmers Market Association and founded Waipara Valley NZ , the Forage North Canterbury, Lamb & Pinot Dinner and Truffle Day Out wine and food events.

I am also the co-owner of our organic permaculture CSA property The Food Farm. I know how to milk a cow in a paddock, gut a chicken, find porcini and grow field tomatoes. These are probably my proudest accomplishments to date.