Sarah Wilson, New Zealand Winegrowers’ Senior Legal Counsel, has had a busy six months since she began, with Brexit being one of her focuses.
Given the youth of the New Zealand wine industry (on a world scale) it is impressive to know that one Kumeu company is celebrating its fifth generation involvement.
In addition to the traditional International Education Programme, New Zealand Winegrowers have come up with some novel ways of promoting our wines in international markets.
Initially established as an inhouse programme by Lion New Zealand, Alcohol&Me is now reaching nearly 30,000 New Zealanders.
With a total of 922 hectares of biodynamic vineyards, Chile’s Emiliana Vineyards is the largest organic wine producer in the world. Now this renowned winery, one of the world’s Top 50 Admired Wine Brands, will be sharing their knowledge at the upcoming Organic and Biodynamic Wine Conference.
It was a first for New Zealand winegrowers, and an impressive welcome to overseas visitors.
The term sustainability comes with a great deal of corporate greenwash, Geoff Thorpe of Riversun says.
Master of Wine Tim Hanni didn’t hold back during his session on food and wine pairing. Instead he let rip with a range of statements that had many attending nodding in agreement.
Just what song epitomizes Sauvignon Blanc to you and why? That was the question Melanie Brown put to a number of writers and commentators both here in New Zealand and around the world, prior to Savuignon 19.
The first two speakers at Sauvignon 19 both agreed that premiumisation of Sauvignon Blanc was the way forward.
It was the biggest New Zealand Winegrowers event of the past two years, and Sauvignon 19 lived up to all the hype.
Gisborne chardonnay-makers are launching a new annual event to celebrate the region’s finest drops.
Since June 2018, New Zealand has been negotiating a free trade agreement with the European Union (EU).
Wairarapa winemaker Jannine Rickards released the first two vintages of her new wines, branded Huntress, late last year.
Craggy Range has doubled its land holdings in Martinborough with the acquisition of a 110-hectare block of land at the north end of Te Muna Road, nine kilometres west of the township.
A viticulture and winemaking programme is set to resume at EIT Tairawhiti (Gisborne) this year, thanks to some collaboration between the institute and the wine industry.
The past six years has seen increased growth in the New Zealand viticultural sector, according to MyFarm Investments, but future long-term growth will depend on other varietals outside Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Selling wine in a can is nothing especially new, it just hasn’t been embraced by wine producers, but is it time to look at canning wine as well as selling it in bottles?
With 27 million sheep in New Zealand it is not surprising that a number will end up in amongst the country’s 37,000 hectares of grapes.
The New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre (NZWRC) is breaking ground in terms of technology, as phase one of the research winery begins.
There are 48 million wine drinkers in China, making it one of the world’s largest markets. They are also large producers, and Lee Suckling asks the question, will China ever be realistic competitors in the market?
While 750 wineries took part in the 6th ProWine China, only three came from New Zealand.
China is expected to become the world’s second largest importer of wine by 2021.
NZWinegrower looks at how demand changing in the wine industry.
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