Meet Sue, our founder

Sue Duncan designed Craft’d as her own craft product from several decades of experience and leadership in the business of events and hospitality.
Starting out with her own event company in Wellington in the 1990s, Sue has craft’d hundreds of events for boutique, large-scale, commercial, private, local through to international occasions and audiences. She is a board member of the New Zealand Events Association.
After selling her event company Soiree to Uno Loco and serving three years as their Business Development Manager, Sue purchased the Boutique Wine Festival in December 2017. In 2018 this was rebranded to Craft’d, resetting the purpose of the event to showcase authentic craft products across New Zealand’s winemaking, brewing and distilling industries.
Craft’d champions and showcases small, emerging and established boutique producers as well as acting as a distributor for small produc-tion beverages, focussing on those exhibiting at the Craft’d Wine and Spirits Festival on 21 July 2019 at The GridAKL, and the Craft’d beer festival in September (date tbc).