Initially established as an inhouse programme by Lion New Zealand, Alcohol&Me is now reaching nearly 30,000 New Zealanders.
On-site winemaker at Wineworks’ in Auckland, Renée Dale found her Romeo Bragato Exchange win reinvigorated her passion for Bachelor of Wine Science studies at EIT.
This year’s Romeo Bragato Wine Awards will be different to those in the past, with the awards split into two sections.
Former president of the New Zealand Grapegrowers’ Association Kevyn Moore has been devoting much of his ‘retirement’ to researching and writing a biography about Romeo Bragato, the feted founding father of New Zealand’s viticulture industry.
It is 21 years since the very first Romeo Bragato Conference was held. Back in 1995 it was organized by the New Zealand Grape Grower’s Council, aimed at providing growers with up-to-date information on what was happening out there in the vineyard.
One of the highlights of this year’s Bragato conference, was the Future Leader’s presentation. Four young members of the wine industry were asked to give their views on the future for New Zealand wine.
Three long-term and influential members of the wine industry were inducted as Fellows at the recent Romeo Bragato conference.
Into its 20th year, Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand is at a crossroads. That’s the general message to come out of the Romeo Bragato conference, where the issue of sustainability was a central theme.
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