Tessa Nicholson.

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.

Tessa Nicholson.

Christmas and the ensuing holiday season may seem like a long time ago, as we race into February, but for many overseas visitors, the holiday is just beginning.

 
Tessa Nicholson.

The latest figures put New Zealand wine exports at $1,669 billion as at the end of July, making wine the fifth largest export earner in the country.

Tumultuous start follows shaky end

I saw this great headline a few weeks back that basically summed up the weather so far this year: “2016, the hottest on record, but summer doesn’t appear to have got the memo.”

With the festive season now a distant memory, the New Zealand wine industry is gearing itself up for the 2016 vintage.

Recently I received a book written by Michael and Judith Bassett, that outlines the history of the Babich family's 100 years within the New Zealand wine industry.

Recently I received a book written by Michael and Judith Bassett, that outlines the history of the Babich family's 100 years within the New Zealand wine industry.

In early July close to 300 people gathered in Marlborough for the first ever Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference.

"When you have confidence you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun you can do amazing things." So said an American footballer by the name of Joe Namath.

The impact of Cyclone Pam may not have been as devastating to New Zealand as was first predicted, which is something we can all be thankful for.

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