Romeo Bragato Conference

This annual New Zealand Winegrowers industry conference is being held in Wellington this year, at the Westpac Stadium. The dates in the calendar of the latest issue of NZWinegrowers magazine, are incorrect. The dates for the event are in fact Wednesday 29 August and Thursday 30 August 2018.



Gin – wine’s ruin?

You would have had to be hiding under a rock for the past 12 months not to have heard about…

New marketing team for Canada

New Zealand Winegrowers has a new marketing team in Canada, with Andrea Backstrom and Melissa Stunden taking over from Robert…

OWNZ presence in Europe

Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ) has begun an all-out push into European markets, on behalf of its 180 members.


Gearing up for Sauvignon 2019

After years of being New Zealand’s most iconic wine variety, Sauvignon Blanc was celebrated in true style for the first…


Researching Pinot Noir

What makes a high quality Pinot Noir? What chemistry drives it? How can we replicate this at a commercially viable…

RRI a benchmark

There may be no building yet, but the New Zealand Winegrower’s Research Centre (NZWRC) already has its first contract.

Number three in US imports, again

Surpassing several major wine producing countries, New Zealand has again been ranked the third biggest wine importer (dollar value) to…



The love of a Valli

When Grant Taylor casually agreed to discuss his wine endeavours, it came with the proviso... I needed to take a…

Ethical employers

A Marlborough wine company is taking important steps to satisfy international scrutiny around labour practices in New Zealand’s wine industry.

Scott Base: The pinot project

As far as marketing ventures go, Scott Base’s Pinot project is a real winner. Well certainly if you’re lucky enough…


A questioned posed

Terry Dunleavy poses a question for international drinks empire, Pernod Ricard: why are you using Australian grapes in Montana wine? 


Wine words

Finding the right vocabulary to set a wine apart from its competitors isn’t easy.


Women in Wine: Tracy Benge

Back in 2014, Tracy Benge could not have imagined that she would be taking on the development management role for…


Decades of service

The 2017 NZ Winegrower Personality of the Year goes to the NZSVO and its departing Executive Officer, Nick Sage and…


Use it, or risk losing it

A recent New Zealand trade mark case highlights to winemakers the importance of making sufficient ongoing use of a registered…


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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