Sauvignon 19

With Sauvignon 19 just a matter of weeks away, Tessa Nicholson asks organising Chair Patrick Materman a few pertinent questions

Sussex is one of the wine regions where Life-Adviclim is researching climate change.

A French research organisation studying the effects of climate change on viticulture, is hoping to partner up with New Zealand grape growers, through a collaboration with the NZWRC.

Tim & Judy Finn from Neudorf Vineyards.

At this year’s New Zealand International Wine Show Tim and Judy Finn were awarded the highest accolade within the New Zealand wine industry; the Sir George Fistonich Legends of New Zealand Wine Medal.

 
Annabel Bulk, Bayer Young Vit and more recently winner of the Young Horticulturist of the Year.

Twelve months after its official launch, the New Zealand Women in Wine Initiative has been reaping benefits, which is why NZ Winegrower is dedicating the Personality of the Year to New Zealand’s wine women.

 
The NZSVO is preparing to investigate the more technical aspects of Sauvignon Blanc.

As the New Zealand wine industry prepares to celebrate its most famous style of wine, the NZSVO is preparing to investigate the more technical aspects of Sauvignon Blanc.

Many older vintages have had long enough to mature and don’t need a decanter.

Wine appreciation is full of accepted rules and wisdom. Some are as simple as “red wine goes with red meat”. Others are more finicky – e.g. “Champagne must be served at four degrees Celsius”. 

Yannick and Philippa Fourbet and their twin boys. Photo: Rachael McKenna.

She may be a relative newcomer to the wine industry, but the owner of Domaine Rewa in Central Otago has a vision for the future.

Fruition Horticulture’s Greg Dryden and Jim Mercer, who run the programme under contract to MPI and NZW.

The impact of weather and increasing costs are the two major reasons behind a drop in Marlborough growers’ profit before tax.

It is the wine most associated with celebration, with nearly every wine producing country in the world dipping their finger into the pie.

Dr Edwin Massey highlights the key elements of the Bragato Conference that focused on biosecurity and emergency response management.

Michelle Dickinson, aka Nanogirl, is world renowned in her fields of science and engineering. She recently spoke at the Bragato Conference.

The oldest archaeological evidence of wine made from grapes goes back to 6000 BC. But will that be the case in the future? 

One thing is certain according to Dr Dave Jordan [Vine to Wine] — the vineyards of the future will not replicate the vineyards of today.

New Zealand is heading towards much warmer summers by the end of the century, along with more extremes in terms of heatwaves and short deluges.

Climate change was a topic that came up time and again during the Bragato Conference. New Zealand Winegrowers and NIWA have begun researching what impact it will have on our wine regions.

Many of those attending this year’s Romeo Bragato Conference were claiming it was the best ever in terms of content.

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