Philip Gregan at this years’ Bragato Conference.

At the recent 200 year celebrations in the Bay of Islands, NZ Winegrowers was very pleased to announce a new development to support and encourage young leaders in the industry.

 
Philip Gregan.

In his diary Reverend Samuel Marsden records on September 25 1819 that he planted some grapevines in the grounds of the Stone Store, Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands. These vines were the first planted in New Zealand.

Learning and growing — Editorial

When you stop learning, you stop growing. It’s a saying that came to mind a few times recently, after attending two learning experiences offered to members of the New Zealand wine industry.

 
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.

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!

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.

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