Jules Taylor is still smitten with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, more than 25 years after she smelled her first ferment.
Thinking holistically comes naturally to the Milltons.
Bragato Research Institute Chief Executive MJ Loza has had a busy 18 months, helping drive the establishment and development of the national wine research centre, based in Blenheim.
A wine career adds up for Nadine Cross.
Lyndsey Harrison’s career has taken her all over the world and she’s been on the scene in two developing new world wine regions.
Mention the name Andy Frost to wine industry members in New Zealand and they will comment on what a resolute scientist and researcher he is.
John Forrest who turned his back on neurophysiology in 1988 to become a winemaker, has been acknowledged by the Marlborough Wine industry.
The new GM of Marketing for New Zealand Winegrowers can’t help but laugh at how she used to consider anything to do with grapes, “such a drag.”
First he was the Central Otago representative at this year’s Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year. Then he was the National winner. Now Simon Gourley is New Zealand’s Young Horticulturist of the year.
Professor Warren Moran, a prominent geographer and thought-leader for the wine industry passed away on 13 August 2019.
New Zealanders Graeme and Julie Bott have created a successful wine estate in one of France’s most famous wine regions.
Jim Harre is the first to admit he keeps a low profile for someone with such a big influence on wine.
Women In Wine's Fiona Fenwick studied something very different to wine — international terrorism.
Back in 2004 when Chris Yorke sent out his first New Zealand Winegrower press release, New Zealand wine had reached $300 million worth of exports. His final press release before leaving NZW, announced our wine exports had reached $1.8 billion.
Tonnellerie de Mercury NZ Young Winemaker of the Year, Emily Gaspard-Clark very nearly didn’t enter this year’s Marlborough regional young winemaker competition.
The picture-perfect setting of Rippon on the shores of Lake Wanaka looking out to Ruby Island has a fairy-tale quality.
It is quite an achievement for anyone to say they have been in the same job for 40 years and are still going strong. Paul Mooney, chief winemaker at Mission Estate is one of those very few.
When scientists Marilyn Duxson and John Harris purchased a small section near Wanaka almost 20 years ago, they planned to build a ski holiday house to spend weekends away from Dunedin.
The wine industry was never Stuart Dudley’s first career choice. The viticulturist for Villa Maria Wines in Marlborough had his mindset on research or forensics, having completed a degree in Genetics and Biochemistry.
Master of Wine Margaret Harvey may not be so well known amongst younger wine industry members. But ask any one of the pioneers of the 80s and 90s about her, and you are bound to hear glowing reviews.
Ask Jane Cooper who her most influential mentor is and two words spring to mind: Mother Nature.
There is no need to introduce Dr Mike Trought when he appears as a speaker at a wine conference.
The UK’s Ronan Sayburn MS on his experience with the New Zealand Scholarship known simply as Sommit™.
Soil scientist Keith Vincent spent 10 years spent mapping soils in the burgeoning New Zealand wine scene.
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