Hätsch Kalberer

The foundation of Hätsch’s wine making career was the love of fine wine. In his native Switzerland he had ample opportunity to indulge this passion and had a very respectable wine cellar before he even had a car, let alone a license to drive it. 

In 1982, Hatsch arrived in New Zealand and began what he calls a 10-year apprenticeship at Matawhero Wines in Gisborne. In 1992, he joined with Georg and Ruth Fromm in establishing FROMM WINERY in Marlborough, where he continues today still following the founding beliefs that have served the company so well.

Stephan Walliser
General Manger

From the founder’s country of Switzerland and member of the owner family, Stephan joined the FROMM team in 2017 following a successful career in the luxury hotels industry. Since arriving in New Zealand Stephan has always felt at home, he has a passion for the outdoors whether it be up a mountain or diving under the ocean he always loves to adventure somewhere new. 

Stephan embraces the FROMM philosophy of organics and is extremely proud of the recently implemented solar panel initiative which now produces about 40% of the electricity for the winery. Stephan is happy to lead a great team, to have a glass of wine together and to enjoy life!

Adam Balasoglou
Sales & Winemaker

Adam gets a kick out of being in gumboots one day, working in the winery or scooping cow pat for our compost, and two days later donning a formal jacket and fancy shoes representing FROMM on the other side of the globe.   He loves good honest wine, tasty food and pretty much any sport that’s ever being played.   Adam is also a big family man too, with three lovely rug rats and a wonderful wife, all of whom are very much immersed in his life at FROMM.        

Daniel Ah-Loy
Assistant Winemaker/Vineyard Manager

Former construction worker who turned a passion for wine into a career. When life gave him lemons, he decided to make wine instead. Came to Marlborough for a holiday, met a girl got a job in the Fromm Team and lives the dream every day. 

Terry Blackman
Maintenance & Vineyards

Terry, the pro tractor driver, go to guy and handy man at FROMM WINERY. He is rarely seen without his loyal Labrador x Collie, Holly and no matter what the weather he will always be wearing shorts. In June 2018, Terry celebrated his 10-year anniversary, he says that it is the variety and flexibility of his job, his love of the outdoors and the FROMM family that have made this milestone possible; here’s to another decade!

Lorraine Wilson

Lorraine enjoys her days working in the vineyard, however maybe not as much as her side kick Bella the Golden Retriever who enjoys a good role in the dirt. At harvest time Lorraine finds it very rewarding to hand pick the wonderful fruit that the team and herself have worked hard to produce. Lorraine has been a part of FROMM for many many years now and is proud to be part of a team that creates such wonderful wines and finds being organic makes for a very enjoyable work environment.

Rebecca Clouston
Cellar Door Host

Rebecca or better known as Becks, has been part of the Fromm Team for a remarkable 16 years! Becks is full of knowledge about the Fromm journey and always enthusiastic about showcasing Fromm Wines to the numerous wine enthusiasts and visitors that we have visit the Cellar Door. She is also very proud to be part of a winery that produces some of the very best red wines that Marlborough has to offer.

Lauren Keen
Office Administrator

Our newest addition to the FROMM family, Lauren has recently relocated from Australia to Marlborough, New Zealand. With a background in all things office, love of wine and a keen creative eye, this Aussie is thrilled to be part of the FROMM team. Lauren has always been fascinated by the wine making process and is eager to expand her knowledge and of course taste all the amazing the wines on offer!