School House Vineyard, Gibbston Valley Wines.

Five years after the completion of the Organic Focus Vineyards project, Rebecca Reider reports back on soil monitoring and success stories.

Dr Junqi Zhu.

How Dr Junqi Zhu of Plant & Food Research, Marlborough is helping to predict Sauvignon Blanc yields.

There are plentiful opportunities to be had in China, says Yang Shen.

The Chinese word for crisis combines the characters for danger and opportunity, says Cloudy Bay’s Estate Director Yang Shen.

Hamish Morrow.

New Zealand wine companies can survive, adapt and thrive in the world of Covid-19, says a business advisor in Marlborough.

 
Paul Goodege.

Paul Goodege thinks a lot about evolution, from the change in wines and vines at Boneline, to the ancient geology beneath them.

 
Photo: Richard Brimer.

A New Zealand wine company is planting more than 150,000 native trees and plants in and around its Martinborough vineyards, with 100,000 plants to go in this winter alone.

Sustainability guardians

New Zealand Winegrowers has ramped up its sustainability goals, with a raft of new and improved measures to safeguard our “planet, people and profit”, says General Manager Sustainability Dr Edwin Massey.

Villa Maria Group Chief Winemaker Nick Picone.

Vintage 2018 was a perfect storm for Villa Maria in Hawke’s Bay, with autumn rain forcing harvest, while cellar hands dodged teams of tradespeople.

A young Marlborough producer is encouraging government and the New Zealand wine industry to take ownership of their glass recycling, before they are forced to.

In just two and a half years the New Zealand Winegrowers’ Women in Wine initiative has grown in stature both here at home and internationally.

A new guide by the NZ Wine Packaging Forum offers advice on creating the perfect wine label. 

As New Zealand’s wine industry celebrates its 200th year, Dr Richard Smart provides us with a story that links New Zealand wine to the Vatican.

Changes are afoot for New Zealand’s next Pinot Noir Celebration. Tessa Nicholson looks at how organisers are raising the bar.

It is 19 years since Kerry Hammond completed his viticulture diploma, and in that time he has probably pruned tens of thousands of vines.

A company that is changing the face of vineyards here in New Zealand has just recently taken out the Supreme Awards at the Wellington Gold Awards and the Global Gold Award for exports.

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