PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.
Central Otago grape growers and orchardists will continue to face labour shortages at critical times like harvest, if the region can’t provide enough accommodation for seasonal workers.
Passionate about Central Otago’s wines and environment, American-born proprietor Rhonda Lloyd’s vision has fuelled a unique vineyard and environmental restoration project at Northburn, as Jean Grierson discovers.
She may be a relative newcomer to the wine industry, but the owner of Domaine Rewa in Central Otago has a vision for the future.
When Yannick Fourbet arrived last summer with his Kiwi wife Philippa and twin boys, Augustin and Mortimer, to start a new life in Central Otago, he brought with him no less than a container-load of beautiful Anduze pots.
What do you get when you cross a tranquil walnut grove on one of Central Otago's most prized wine-roads, with a glistening spaceship-like caravan?
Ever fancied an opportunity to taste Pinot Noir straight from the barrel, listen to live jazz, take a walk through historic gold sluicing's, take a ride in a chopper and have dinner with a winemaker, all in the same day?
It was a random bottle of Chilean wine that led Yoshiako and Kyoko Sato from Tokyo to Central Otago, in a round about sort of way.
Ever watched paint dry, grass grow, or Mark Richardson bat? All tedious endeavors. A little bit like making music from the sound of grapes fermenting...or is it?