Bragato Wine Awards

This Bragato Wine Show is a tool for our industry - for you the growers, makers, and owners in helping…

Selecting A Strong Brand

Advance planning to select a strong and distinctive brand can avoid unnecessary expense later on. This article provides tips on…

Past, Present and Beyond

A veritable feast of Gisborne’s finest cultural, historical, gastronomical and of course oenological attributes will be on display at New Zealand’s…


Students take out gold

An EIT foursome have achieved a first as the only students to win gold in New Zealand's Bragato Wine Awards.

Rugby and wine

Four years ago New Zealand was hosting the Rugby World Cup. This year it's the UK's turn. But New Zealand…

Palate appeal

The Maori palate is one that a studying grape growing and winemaking student has pinpointed as her marketing niche.


MW selects the red hot

A dozen Gimblett Gravels reds from the 2013 vintage have been selected by Master of Wine Andrew Caillard and are slightly…

Baptism of fire

Nine years ago Kathryn Ryan knew nothing about the New Zealand wine industry.

The Ferment and the Fury

Ever watched paint dry, grass grow, or Mark Richardson bat? All tedious endeavors. A little bit like making music from…



Spring has sprung according to the new season's asparagus shoots growing in my garden, although the first few days of…

Vote 'yes'!

In May this year, growers and wineries expressed their strong support for NZ Winegrowers Board proposal to reform the structure…

Icons and Cults - Bob Campbell

I’ve been invited to deliver a presentation on Iconic wines at the Bragatto conference and am enjoying researching the topic.


Science of Wine - Mark Eltom

After six months NZWinegrower decided to find out more about the new NZW Research Programme Manager, Mark Eltom.

Meet Your Board - Patrick Materman

Patrick Materman, Chief Winemaker Pernod Ricard Winemakers NZ, Marlborough, Representing Category 3 Wine Companies. A Board member since 2014.


Minimising water woes

Decreasing your canopy size is the best way of reducing your vineyard's water needs during a drought.

Setting Remuneration

Payroll can be the single largest overhead for many businesses in the wine industry. Using gut feeling or “the grapevine”…

Bragato Wine Awards

This Bragato Wine Show is a tool for our industry - for you the growers, makers, and owners in helping…

Machinery & Products

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.

Membrane Bioreactors

The rapid growth in New Zealand’s wine industry has left local regulators playing catch-up throughout much of the country.

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A family affair

A family affair

Recently I received a book written by Michael and Judith Bassett, that outlines the history of the Babich family's 100…

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A Magnificent Egg

Wine fermenters come in all shapes and sizes. From stainless steel giants, to French or American oak barrels and German…

Young Guns - Alex Hendry

Alex Hendry, age 26, is a vineyard manager at La Collina Vineyard and a cellar hand at Linden Estate.

Young Winemaker Of The Year

Young winemakers throughout the country are preparing themselves for the first ever competition aimed specifically at them.