Regenerative Agriculture: Global Market Potential

In February 2020 Bragato Research Institute and New Zealand Winegrowers collaborated with Beef + Lamb New Zealand to explore the global market potential for regeneratively produced red meat and wine products from Aotearoa.

Marama Labs co-founders Dr Matthias Meyer and Dr Brendan Darby.

A deep tech startup using ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy technology to give wineries unique chemical insights has received $1.25 million in new funding to enter its next growth phase.

Wine wētā: Native insect a vineyard headache

Awatere Valley vineyards are proving a happy habitat for an endemic species, with the 'wine wētā’ burrowing amid the rows, dangling off the wires and dining on fresh buds and sap, while also devouring pest insects in the vines.

Peter Jackson

Growing a stronger culture in the winery is one of the ways Whitehaven Wines in Marlborough is hoping to increase its appeal for 2022 cellar hands.

Chelsea Ambramoff and Al McDonald from Church Road, left to right front, with Mitch Hyndman, Church Road, back left, and James McMenamin of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers at the 2020 Winter Wine Walk in Napier. Photo by Kirsten Simcox

Hawke's Bay's wine industry is taking pandemic restrictions in its stride, with plans for a second series of Wine Walks in the regions.

Sam Bennett and Haysley MacDonald

Te Pā has turned Covid-19 challenges into opportunities, thrusting a foot in the door of major pub and supermarket chains in the UK.

Business view

Wine companies are utilising a range of solutions to manage low supply and high global demand, says a Marlborough business advisor.

New Zealand wine's reputation for high quality and good value has been key to its success in overseas markets in recent yearsm says Michael Brajkovich of Kumeu River Wines.

Slow shipping, low yields and labour shortages have made 2021 even more challenging than 2020, says Nautilus General Manager Clive Jones.

After a year's hiatus due to Covid-19, the New Zealand Winegrowers Blind Tasting will take place on 16 November in Auckland.

Wine Collective Direct, a global marketplace for New Zealand wine producers, has added a Digital Success Programme to its offering.

New Zealand Winegrowers worked with Organic Winegrowers New Zealand to celebrate Organic Wine Week from 20 to 25 September, including a week's worth of thought-provoking activities around the hero webinar, "The Rise of Organic Wine in New Zealand".

Covid-19 is a hot topic in the recently released 2021 New Zealand Winegrowers Annual Report, including its impacts on the border, markets, and increasingly supply chain.

The New Zealand Society for Viticulture and Oenology has put its Alternative Varietals technical workshop on hold until New Zealand is back to Covid-19 Alert Level 1.

Bragato Research Institute continues to work with the Ministry for Primary Industries and New Zealand Winegrowers members to develop the Sauvignon Blanc Grapevine Improvement programme, sometimes referred to as SB 2.0.

A Picton predator free project has teamed up with a Marlborough winery to help bring bird song back to the Sounds.

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