Bookings for premium wine tours “vanished” when New Zealand’s borders closed, say operators struggling under Covid-19.
Wine companies, large and small, are grappling with the potential shortage of a reliable labour force for vintage 2021, with borders closed to international workers.
Losing boutique wineries to Covid-19 would be a blow for New Zealand’s wine industry, say the authors of a new report into challenges for small operators.
Covid-19, e-commerce and the risk of digital debt.
There have been some changes to watch in the freshwater policy space.
Linking Kiwi wines with US palates.
A new agreement between wine education and science providers “paves the way” for research and collaboration, say those behind the move.
Labour constraints have put pressure on pruning this season, with experienced crews of Recognised Seasonal Employer workers shut out by border closures.
Hundreds of Pacific Islanders stranded in Central Otago during the Covid-19 lockdown may be facing a long wait until they can safely return home.
“Aged wine” may have an alternative meaning in future, as researchers learn more about how individuals process and perceive aromas while tasting wines.
No alcohol wine is a “niche within a niche” but a growing opportunity for New Zealand wine companies, says New Zealand Lighter Wines manager Dr David Jordan.
Cloudy Bay’s 2020 harvest is well underway, but Mark Lovegrove is more interested in harakeke and grasses than harvesters and gondolas.
A new research winery in the heart of New Zealand’s vine country will be a “drawcard” for international researchers, says MJ Loza.
On a fine March morning, Nick Mills walks down a row at Rippon, tasting grapes a safe distance from his team, armed with sanitiser and a walkie-talkie...
A blind tasting of 48 2018 Syrahs from around New Zealand showed the country’s best can compare with their Rhône counterparts, says Maxime Cavey of Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers.
A new research project will help inform vineyard recovery strategies following hail, after three separate events hit New Zealand vineyards last spring.
Cellar door staff can learn a lot from a little undercover shopping, says Brent Pilcher, Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ National Brand Homes Manager.
The small, intense berries of Marlborough’s 2019 Pinot Noir vintage were a blessing for some and a blow for others.
New Zealand Winegrowers' Biosecurity team review the year that was.
The Bragato Research Institute is breaking ground in terms of its research winery.
Two PhD students from Victoria University have developed a machine that could change the face of winemaking in New Zealand.
The importance of cellar doors can never be underestimated.
It was a case of family owned wineries taking out the top trophies at this year’s New Zealand Wine of the YearTM.
Two hundred years ago, the very first grape vines were planted into New Zealand soils by Reverend Samuel Marsden at the Church Mission Society in Kerikeri.
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