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Where old meets new

There is something very impressive about walking through Riversun's source block in Gisborne.

Surviving an audit

Undergoing an audit can be an un-nerving experience, but as Tessa Nicholson discovered, that shouldn't be the case when it…

National

NZ’s 113-year-old wine

Century old wines are the stuff of dreams but this year two bottles became reality for a small group in…

Low alcohol headache

It seems a little odd that a consignment of New Zealand wine could be stopped from entering the EU because…

Learning from the best

"I think there is so much potential for New Zealand and particularly Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with barrel ferments."

Regional

Northern exposure

Every wine region has its challenges but when it comes to New Zealand's smallest ones, the trials of weather, climate…

Falcon Ridge Estate

Nelson geologist Alan Eggers has spent the vast majority of his working life searching for and extracting minerals from the…

Building a vineyard park

Foraging, hunting and food will have as much resonance as wine when Brent Marris has completed his project at Leefield…

Opinion

Bob's blog

Bob Campbell MW examines whats happening in the New Zealand wine industry.

$1.5 billion of exports!

1999 ... $0.1 billion of wine exports, 2006 ... $0.5 billion of wine exports, 2010 ... $1.0 billion of wine exports, 2015 ...…

Profiles

Enthusiasm galore

One of the treasures of the New Zealand wine industry is the enthusiasm and genuine excitement of the individuals involved.

Amisfield wetland

It might seem counter-intuitive for a vineyard to even consider developing anything that might attract birds.

Industry

Communicate your style

"Please experiment, please reinvent, please innovate. But please, please, please communicate – talk to your consumer and let them know…

Protecting lone workers

When Sharon Ayres of Sacred Hill Vineyards started the search for a technology solution which would protect Sacred Hills lone…

Machinery & Products

Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…

On site brett testing

Brettanomyces bruxellensis is the bane of winemakers throughout the world. Known simply as Brett, its impact can lead to unpleasant…

Spray nozzle engineering

Spray Nozzle Engineering Australasia has opened two new tank head repair and cleaning Centres of Excellence, in Melbourne, Australia and…

Grape brain

Estimating grape yields is a headache for the wine industry – but now there’s an app for that.

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Editorial

Welcome to 2016 - Editorial

Welcome to 2016 - Editorial

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

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Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

$1.5 billion of exports!

1999 ... $0.1 billion of wine exports, 2006 ... $0.5 billion of wine exports, 2010 ... $1.0 billion of wine exports, 2015 ...…

Young winemakers

2015 saw the first ever Young Winemaker of the Year competition held in New Zealand.