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.

 
Alice Rule.

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.

The mentors for the 2020 NZW Mentoring Programme. Back from left;  Jaimee Whitehead, Jo Pearson, Marcus Pickens, Katherine Jacobs. Front row:  Kevin Joyce, Mike Insley, Jean-Charles Van Hove, Rod MacIvor and Kathrin Jankowic.

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.

Perfect labels

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

Dr Richard Smart presenting the vine planted by St Peter Chanel at Poi, Futuna Island, to Pope John Paul, Auckland, November 1986.

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.

Pinot Noir 2021 promises to be bigger and more New Zealand centric than ever before.

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.

The PwC Strategic Review last year offered a number of recommendations presented to the New Zealand Winegrower’s Board.

A Marlborough winery is attempting to replace sulphur dioxide (SO2) from their organic Sauvignon Blanc and replace it with green tea.

Mission Estate Winery was established in 1851 by pioneering French Missionaries, making it New Zealand’s oldest winery with a fascinating past.

The arguments advocating against sub surface irrigation are often over played, with the benefits ignored.

The term Edelzwicker may not be familiar to many New Zealanders, but it has a long and proud heritage that dates back to 1644.

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