Todd Stevens.

Becoming Neudorf’s General Manager two weeks before the Covid-19 lockdown seems like “a pretty good hospital pass”, says Todd Stevens, acknowledging a few grey hairs from vintage 2020.

 
Robin Davies.

Juggling time, handling social isolation, and anxiety about the future, were common themes in a company-wide survey run by Lion New Zealand last month.

 
Bragato Research Institute Chief Executive MJ Loza.

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.

Andy Frost.

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.

Young Vit of the Year and now Young Horticulturist of the year –  Simon Gourley.

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.

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.

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.

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