The beautiful Falcon Ridge, developed at a cost of $12m, has removed all its vines – with owner Alan Eggers deciding winemaking wasn’t for him.

There have been a few changes in the normally very stable Nelson wine industry in recent months, most notably the sale of the beleaguered former Mahana winery and restaurant facility along with the sale of vineyard land.

 
Sustainability and New Zealand Wine

In part two of a series breaking down the six questions answered by the PwC Strategic Review, Tessa Nicholson looks at the question of Sustainability and its place within the New Zealand wine industry.

 
Matt Kramer and Sam Harrop MW.

Some of the best quotes to emerge from Sauvignon 2019.

Dr Simone Loose.

Is the hype around China as a growing wine market a real thing – or is it a fantasy based on the fact the country has 1.4 billion people?

“It’s a strange cultural experience when you can’t get a glass of wine with your meal.”

Lee Suckling travelled to the Middle East and learned the hard way that wine drinking isn’t impossible, but it’s not cheap or easy either. 

This corkscrew was patented in New Zealand back in 1945. Not the sturdiest or the most practical.

As New Zealand wineries were preparing for the first National Cellar Door Day, one Marlborough company was adding 700 corkscrews to its refurbished public space.

Meadow spittlebug: The meadow spittlebug has a wide distribution in and around our grape growing districts.

Understanding Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), the bacterial cause of Pierce’s Disease.

It may be common in other parts of the world, but here in New Zealand, blending more than a couple of varieties and regions to create a wine is anything but.

Biosecurity risk is never static. With fluctuations due to climate change, trade and passenger dynamics and volume, and the spread of global pests and disease, a lot can change - even over a 12-month period. 

What could be better than finding a profession that matches your personal passion. Adam Goble is one of the lucky ones, who has achieved just that.

First, there was the Forrest GrapeRide, then there was the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon and the Martinborough Round the Vines Run (every March). Now there is the Pegasus Bay Vine Run, launched in late January this year. 

It was highly appropriate that the launch of Sauvignon Blanc 2019 occurred on the one day of the year set aside to celebrate this variety of wine.

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