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Learning from the best

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

Communicate your style

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

National

Waipara’s new landmark

While Rakaia has its giant trout, Paeroa has a massive L&P bottle, Waipara now has an eight and a half…

Regional

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…

A grand vision

From the moment you enter the gravel driveway into Burn Cottage vineyard, it's as if a Zen-like vibe envelops you.

Bubbling under the radar

Over the last few years more Hawke's Bay wineries have been adding bubbles to their range and their reasons for…

Popping up in central

What do you get when you cross a tranquil walnut grove on one of Central Otago's most prized wine-roads, with…

Opinion

$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 ...…

2015 what a year!

The end of the year is fast approaching so some end of year thoughts on a few of the significant developments…

Profiles

Amisfield wetland

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

Family vines

The New Zealand wine scene is so young, that multi generational companies are somewhat of an oddity, rather than the…

Science of wine – Trevor Lupton

While many tear their hair out over vexatious problems like botrytis, powdery mildew and achieving nil-residue in wine, Gisborne's Trevor…

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…

Among the vines

Grape bunches become progressively more susceptible to Botrytis infection as harvest approaches.

Just what the doctor ordered

With stringent new Health and Safety laws coming, a software company has come up with the tablet that could take…

Control ants – reduce mealybugs

A student research project has produced promising results for an indirect approach to reducing mealybug infestations in vineyards.

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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Drones versus birds

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

Ozone in the vineyard

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

A 100 year wine dynasty

It was 1973, wine was on the front page of the Auckland Star because there was an export order.