Philip Gregan, CEO of NZ Winegrowers.

Each day news services are filled with latest research and commentary around the manifestations of climate change, whether it is, for example, record temperatures in the Arctic or the loss of ice from glaciers around the globe.

The times are changing — Editorial

The halcyon days of summer are now long behind us, as the country prepares for winter. The harvest is a distant memory; of 24-hour days, the chatter of a multitude of languages and fruit of outstanding quality coming through the winery doors.

 
 
Philip Gregan.

A day in which people who called New Zealand home were senselessly and brutally gunned down in their place of peace and worship.

Tessa Nicholson.

There are so many pleasures of doing the job that I do. One is that I get to talk to a wide range of people, from different walks of life, all so enthusiastic about the role they play in the wine industry.

Philip Gregan.

Another New Year has begun and at least on the weather front appears to have started well with lots of warm, dry weather. Long may that continue!

Philip Gregan, CEO of NZ Winegrowers

By now most members should be well aware that the results from the recent Strategic Review have been delivered to New Zealand Winegrowers and are available to growers and wineries.

The theme of the recent Bragato Conference seemed to resonate strongly with many attendees – we have certainly had a lot of great feedback.

Many New Zealand grape growers and winemakers are watching the rising global trade tensions with increasing concern.

Terry Dunleavy poses a question for international drinks empire, Pernod Ricard: why are you using Australian grapes in Montana wine? 

The 2017/18 season is drawing to a close, with the final plots of grapes ripening up and ready to head to the winery for fermentation. For most, this summer will be one that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.

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