An Ag03 machine which fits onto a sprayer.

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn and CFC's — at least in this part of the world.

UAV flying over a vineyard block in Hawkes Bay.

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial undertaken in Hawke's Bay last season.

On site brett testing

Brettanomyces bruxellensis is the bane of winemakers throughout the world. Known simply as Brett, its impact can lead to unpleasant aromas and wine spoilage, if left undetected.

Spray nozzle engineering

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

 
Designers Liam Ellul, Harry Lucas and Petros Bakopoulos from Seer Insights.

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

MBR units placed into custom built concrete tank.

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

 
Tony Bish gets a closer look at the inside of the fermenting egg.

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

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