The US Launch of Invivo Wines With Glambassador Nigel Barker in NYC

Judith Davis
2 min readSep 29, 2017


Tim Lightbourne, Nigel Barker and Rob Cameron share a glass of Invivo Wines — Photo Credit: Daphne Youree

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the SPiN the Ping Pong club, the Invivo co-founders who are childhood mates Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron flew in from New Zealand to cheers the launch of Invivo Wines with their US “glambassador”, fashion photographer & wine lover Nigel Barker.

Photo Credit: Daphne Youree

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the SPiN the Ping Pong club, the

The celebration brought out Nigel’s friends Jay Manuel, Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra Lee-Furness, Olympic swimmer Matt Targett, US Olympic fencer Miles Chamley-Watson, President of the NY Stock Exchange Tom Farley, CEO of Dirty Little Secrets Cosmetics Emanuela DeFalco, Nole Marin (judge on ANTM), James Marshall (actor, Twin Peaks), Sasha Aaron (country singer), fashion designer Alice Roi, among many other movers-and-shakers.

Tim Lightbourne, Nigel Baker, Deborra Lee-Furness, and Rob Cameron — Photo Credit: Daphne Youree

Nigel and the guests went through cases and cases of wine while playing ping pong and a little “wine pong” too. To close out the night, Nigel was challenged to a game of ping pong by producer Eric Phillips and the Invivo glambassador walked away a winner.

Nigel and Cristen Barker talk to Deborra Lee-Furness at the Invivo Wines event in NYC — Photo Credit: Daphne Youree

Some fun facts about Invivo Wines… Graham Norton, the UK talk show host, is a shareholder and partnered with Invivo to create his own wine and that blend is also now available in the US. Graham Norton’s OWN is one of the world’s fastest growing bottles of wine selling just 12,000 bottles in 2014 to 2 million bottles in 2017; Invivo has become New Zealand’s fastest-growing winery, with 850% sales growth since 2011; Invivo was named in Deloitte’s fast 50 growing companies and they currently sell in 17 countries. Additionally, Invivo was awarded the “Worlds Best Sauvignon Blanc”!



Judith Davis

A professional writer, content manager, and web producer who has worked for quite a few high profile brands.