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Wellness in wine

Juggling time, handling social isolation, and anxiety about the future, were common themes in a company-wide survey run by Lion…

Organic focus

Five years after the completion of the Organic Focus Vineyards project, Rebecca Reider reports back on soil monitoring and success stories.

Model maker

How Dr Junqi Zhu of Plant & Food Research, Marlborough is helping to predict Sauvignon Blanc yields.

Short cuts

Labour constraints have put pressure on pruning this season, with experienced crews of Recognised Seasonal Employer workers shut out by…

Hundreds of workers stranded

Hundreds of Pacific Islanders stranded in Central Otago during the Covid-19 lockdown may be facing a long wait until they…

National

Sensory science

“Aged wine” may have an alternative meaning in future, as researchers learn more about how individuals process and perceive aromas…

The light stuff

No alcohol wine is a “niche within a niche” but a growing opportunity for New Zealand wine companies, says New…
 

Game changer

A new research winery in the heart of New Zealand’s vine country will be a “drawcard” for international researchers, says…

Regional

Green Leaders

Hawke’s Bay celebrated its inaugural biodiversity field day in early February, with grower Xan Harding leading a posse of viticulturist…
 

Soil compaction a worrying trend

A 19-year soil monitoring programme in Marlborough is showing viticultural use is leading to more compact soils, increased nutrient loss…

Opinion

 

Vintage pressure

Busy, busy, busy. The countdown is on for the first vintage of the new decade and the one thing we…

A standout year

The past year has been a momentous one for our sector. For me the past 12 months has been marked…

Profiles

Wellness in wine

Juggling time, handling social isolation, and anxiety about the future, were common themes in a company-wide survey run by Lion…

Women In Wine: Jules Taylor

Jules Taylor is still smitten with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, more than 25 years after she smelled her first ferment.
 

New Frontiers – Q&A

Bragato Research Institute Chief Executive MJ Loza has had a busy 18 months, helping drive the establishment and development of…

Industry

Organic focus

Five years after the completion of the Organic Focus Vineyards project, Rebecca Reider reports back on soil monitoring and success stories.

Model maker

How Dr Junqi Zhu of Plant & Food Research, Marlborough is helping to predict Sauvignon Blanc yields.

Danger & opportunity

The Chinese word for crisis combines the characters for danger and opportunity, says Cloudy Bay’s Estate Director Yang Shen.

Adapt & thrive

New Zealand wine companies can survive, adapt and thrive in the world of Covid-19, says a business advisor in Marlborough.

Wine evolution at Boneline

Paul Goodege thinks a lot about evolution, from the change in wines and vines at Boneline, to the ancient geology…

Machinery & Products

Mechanisation new for the US

The impetus behind developing the Klima stripper back in 2007 was a continual lack of labour during the pruning season.
 

Collaboration increases capability

Initially designed to assist fertiliser spreading trucks operating on steep New Zealand hill country, TracMap’s GPS guidance and job management…

Tractor for tight spaces

Italian specialist tractor manufacturer SAME, part of the SDF Group, used the recent EIMA 18 Expo in Bologna, to roll…

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Evolve & survive

Evolve & survive

At Boneline in Waipara, Paul Goodege ferments grapes grown on the fossils of dinosaurs, the bones of moa, and a…

 

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Breaking through the cloud

Two PhD students from Victoria University have developed a machine that could change the face of winemaking in New Zealand.