Roy & Simon McCallum


Roy McCallum and his wife Rosemary ran a dairy farm near Paihiatua in North Wairarapa for many years. Always forward-thinking, Roy developed software to help farmers with stock rotation. He was also a company director for Tararua Cheese. The couple have now retired to Palmerston North, with regular monthly trips to the Mitre Rocks Vineyard in Central Otago to oversee vineyard management.

Their son, Simon, his wife Claire and their three young children are currently based in Asia. Simon works internationally in the oil & gas industry and has spent most of his career working abroad in Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Time permitting, Simon and Claire visit New Zealand, and especially Central Otago for holidays and to spend time at Mitre Rocks Vineyard.

Roy keeps close tabs on Mitre Rocks Vineyard as general manager with Simon providing support from overseas.