Dealing with climate change

New Zealand is heading towards much warmer summers by the end of the century, along with more extremes in terms…

Bragato a huge success

Many of those attending this year’s Romeo Bragato Conference were claiming it was the best ever in terms of content.

Prime Minister backs John Barker

There can be very few countries where the Prime Minister will throw their weight behind a resident seeking an international…


Same show, new owners

New Zealand’s largest region will celebrate its unique wines this month at the 8th Marlborough Wine Show.


Biosecurity team to grow

It is no surprise that biosecurity is one of the greatest concerns facing the New Zealand wine industry at the…




Think smart, look ahead

The theme of the recent Bragato Conference seemed to resonate strongly with many attendees – we have certainly had a…

Caught in the crossfire

Many New Zealand grape growers and winemakers are watching the rising global trade tensions with increasing concern.


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.


A road well-travelled

New Zealand’s wine industry is as strong as it’s ever been, with wine exports increasing in value and a robust…

New life for old winery

From liquidation in 2015 to bankruptcy in 2017, today there's a different air at Wishart Winery.



From the top down

What could be better than finding a profession that matches your personal passion. Adam Goble is one of the lucky…

Wine sport events

First, there was the Forrest GrapeRide, then there was the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon and the Martinborough Round the…

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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