New Zealand Winegrowers’ new Research Programme Manager, Dr Matias Kinzuirk.

Landing the position of New Zealand Winegrowers’ Research Programme Manager is the dream job for Matias Kinzurik, as Tessa Nicholson discovered.

Under/standing  – the sculpture

It stands eight metres tall, weighs three and a half tonnes, has 52 individual components and arrived as a flat pack, that required two cranes to lift it up, to the magnificent structure it now is.

Bruce Forlong with a broken post that has been machined to fit within the steel sleeve.

In Marlborough alone it is estimated that more than 145,000 wooden vineyard posts are broken every year.

 
 
NZW Chair Steve Green presents the Champion Trophy to BoneLine part owner and viticulturist Lindsay Hill.

For the first time ever the Bragato Wine Awards focused solely on single vineyard wines, meaning the judging panel had the chance to experience hundreds of varying examples of site, during the competition.

And the winner is – Kelsey Daniels of Vinlink Marlborough.

The Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year has been decided, after two months of heats and finals. And the grand title goes to – Kelsey Daniels, from Vinlink Marlborough.

Caine Thomson was the guest speaker at this year’s Bragato Dinner.

The heading of this story may sound a bit like a real estate mantra, but in the case of an American winemaker, it has become the catch phrase for changing the world of wine.

Whole Foods is one of the many stores that have moved to grocerants, offering specialized food alongside typical grocer supplies.

There is a new word that is sweeping across America. And it one that is quickly gaining the attention of a large sector of the community. The word is grocerant.

An impressive line up; Jeni Port (left,) Sandra Taylor and Nadia Lim.

A sell out first ever Women in Wine New Zealand event has proved how keen industry personnel are for such an initiative.

Fiona Turner.

Two Marlborough wine companies have done something no other Sauvignon Blanc producer in the world has ever done – achieve a 98-point score in a Decanter Panel Tasting.

New Zealand Winegrowers signs the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Operational Agreement.

Dr Edwin Massey examines the wine industry’s role in contributing to Biosecurity 2025: Protecting to Grow New Zealand, the Government’s statement outlining the strategic direction for biosecurity in New Zealand.

The humble yet great earthworm

Charles Darwin once wrote of the earthworm; “It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world.”

New York PR director, New Zealander Jane Vesty, says our wines can ride the ‘premiumization’ trend

Ten years on, the RSE scheme in New Zealand has been touted as the most successful labour mobility programme in the world.

When it comes to net cash income, the latest Gross Margin Benchmarking survey shows Marlborough was head and shoulders above other wine producing regions this year.

While more and more New Zealand wine producers are moving towards organics, there appears to have been a distinct lack of consumer buy-in.

In what is a first for the New Zealand education sector and the wine industry, a school to teach winegrowing to secondary school students is about to open.

Winning the title of Young Winemaker of the Year is something special. Winning the same title a second time, is even more so. But winning it for a third year in a row – well that is beyond words.

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