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Rock Ferry Close Up: We Welcome Administration Manager Sherry Garrity


The story reads almost like a fairy tale. September 2021 Sherry is given a temporary assignment at Rock Ferry Wines to help with administration and financial tasks. Turns out that she already had plenty of experience working in the wine industry. Previously employed at Te Kairanga Wines in Martinborough for 7 years, Sherry was also involved in admin and finance roles for Vavasour and Grove Mill for Foley Family Wines.


Having grown up in Greytown, moved to Carterton, went to College in Greytown Sherry had very strong family connections in the Wairarapa. It was very much her ‘home base.’ Sherry also breeds and shows French Bulldogs which continues to be a passion for her.


Coincidentally, both her twin daughters married and settled in Blenheim, so Sherry of course had visited many times to see her family here and to attend dog shows. Her dog family was expanding, and she was looking for a more rural environment for her dogs. The idea of moving to Marlborough was floated and certainly seemed like a great idea. Sherry and her partner are now well settled on 1.2 acres with a lovely home and gardens that they share with 8 French Bulldogs and Sherry’s Mum has now also moved down recently.


Thankfully Sherry was offered a permanent position – which she accepted – and she joined the Rock Ferry Wines team in January 2022. How lucky we were.