Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:32

Easy lambing with lambs that grow

Roger Tweeds runs 2300 Romney ewes and 200 hoggets on his 300ha farm near Lawrence, Central Otago.

Published in Management
Saturday, 26 September 2015 16:31

From Tokyo to Central Otago

It was a random bottle of Chilean wine that led Yoshiako and Kyoko Sato from Tokyo to Central Otago, in a round about sort of way.

Published in Regional Updates
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 06:50

The Ferment and the Fury

Ever watched paint dry, grass grow, or Mark Richardson bat? All tedious endeavors. A little bit like making music from the sound of grapes fermenting...or is it? 

Published in Regional Updates
Saturday, 05 September 2015 06:39

Targeting tourism

Results from a survey of wine tourists in Central Otago are being described as “invaluable” by leading winegrowers in the region.

Published in Regional Updates
Sunday, 23 August 2015 07:39

Living On The Edge

It’s Easter weekend 2015, and all over Central Otago picking crews are making their way up and down rows of grapevines in an eager quest to harvest the last fruit before a forecast cold front moves through. 

Published in Regional Updates
Saturday, 06 June 2015 16:40

Hand Picked Harvesting

Every year in April, or there-a-bouts, large groups of people gather together for the annual ritual of harvest.

Published in Regional Updates
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:25

Chardonnay Joins Pinot At Bendigo

Folding Hill vigneron Tim Kerruish plans to plant half a hectare of white grapes on his heat drenched, Pinot-dedicated slopes at Bendigo in Central Otago. 

Published in Regional Updates
Sunday, 10 May 2015 15:18

Germany Comes Under Pinot Spotlight

Metamorphic rocks and shallow schist soils are never far from mind in Central Otago where the wineries are enveloped in the dramatic physical presence of both. 

Published in General News
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 13:52

Phylloxera in Central Otago

Phylloxera. The very word strikes fear into the heart of grape growers and winemakers everywhere from Bordeaux to Central Otago, where emaciated vines, yellowing leaves and declining productivity are of growing concern to those with phylloxera.

Published in Regional Updates
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 14:52

The Shape Of Things To Come

A long, dry and hot summer has growers and winemakers excited about the possibility of a great vintage ahead, with the arrival of Cyclone Pam doing little to deter that excitement. 

Published in Regional Updates
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