Markovina Estate is a family business, the family have owned the business since the early 1950’s and now being run by the second and third generation of Markovina’s.

We also have a great team behind us, plus our all important groundsman Mark Braithwaite.

Meet the Team

Rina Markovina

Owner & Director

Rina has always had a strong passion for hospitality, opening Markovina Vineyard Estate in 1955 as a boutique vineyard. She has been the driving force begin our success over the years, developing the business into the outstanding wedding and events venue we have today.

You will often see Rina around the venue as she is still actively involved and ensures our service delivery is kept to a high standard

Meet the Team

Mark Markovina

Owner & Director

With over 25 years of experience and growing up at the family wedding and events venue, Mark knows exactly what it takes to create a successful event. With a passion for weddings and events, Mark is always searching for new ways to continuously make enhancements to our venue, with most recently planting flowering pear trees, adding yet another stunning photography opportunity onsite.

Day to day, Mark heads the operation of family business and is often onsite during the weekend taking visits and planning meetings. Mark is always available for answering any questions you may have leading up to your special day, and is the best point of contact for anything COVID related.

Contact Mark on or (09) 412 8608

Meet the Team

Jenny Elliott


As our all-important Accounts Manager, Jenny has been an integral part of our team at Markovina Estate for several years. Jenny will be in touch after your deposits have received with confirmation and a receipt for your records. We usually see payments a day delayed, and if you have any queries about your payments, you can contact Jenny.

Contact Jenny on or (09) 412 8608

Meet the Team

Ashley Squire

Sales, Marketing & Events Manager

As the main point of contact for our brides and grooms, Ashley will help you each step of the way in creating your dream wedding.

Ashley ensures that your planning meetings and ceremony rehearsal are booked and all of your wedding details are finalized, ensuring your wedding is a success. You will often see Ashley around the venue during the weekends assisting with visits and planning meetings, and during the wedding season she also steps into the role of Events Manager.

Contact Ashley on or (09) 412 8608

Meet the Team

Raewyn Chojnacki

Business Development

Not only does Raewyn manage the Health and Safety procedures at the Estate, she is primarily at the venue during the weekends taking visits and planning meetings with our couples.

Raewyn is also involved with key projects to continue to improve our offering here at Markovina Estate.

Contact Raewyn on or (09) 412 8608

Meet the Team

Katrina Mateo

Events Manager

Our primary Events Manager Katrina ensures your wedding day runs seamlessly and is a wonderful occasion for your and your guests. Onsite before your guest arrival and for the duration of your wedding, Katrina liaises with your MC on the day, allowing you to relax and enjoy the special occasion.

Contact Katrina on

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