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Mealybugs and under vine management

Within New Zealand Winegrowers’ Vineyard Ecosystems Programme, scientists are determined to discover if ground cover plants can help to reduce…

The Chardonnay Express

New Zealand Chardonnay has failed to make much of a dent on the export market. A group of Gisborne winemakers…

Pinot Noir floods Wellington

The vinous international spotlight will be on New Zealand’s capital this week with the Pinot Noir NZ 2017 celebration, described…

National

Resounding yes for GIA

The recent member vote showed strong support from members for NZW to join the Government Industry Agreement for biosecurity readiness…

 

Fine wines fly high

Producing a fine wine takes time. So too has the creation of the inaugural Fine Wines of New Zealand list,…

And the winners are...

The future of the New Zealand wine industry is in good hands, if the competition for Bayer Young Viticulturist of…

Regional

The Chardonnay Express

New Zealand Chardonnay has failed to make much of a dent on the export market. A group of Gisborne winemakers…

 

First kumeu sparkling

Kumeu River Wines has broken new ground for sparkling wine by bottling New Zealand’s first bubbly to be called Crémant,…

New look Hawke’s Bay reds

Let's play a word game: a winemaker says cool climate, active limestone and early ripening black grape variety.

Uniquely boutique

It is 26 years since Jackson Estate launched their first Marlborough wine onto the market, and despite continued success the…

Opinion

Whanau for the curators

Professional wine and beverage service is one of the key factors for the success of the New Zealand Hospitality sector.

Bob's blog

Bob Campbell MW examines whats happening in the New Zealand wine industry.

 

$1.5 billion of exports!

1999 ... $0.1 billion of wine exports, 2006 ... $0.5 billion of wine exports, 2010 ... $1.0 billion of wine exports, 2015 ...…

Profiles

 

Family vines - Pegasus Bay

Ivan Donaldson is renowned for establishing the first modern vineyard in Canterbury back in the 1970s.

Heading upwards

In the last of our regional Pinot Noir 2017 profiles, Tessa Nicholson talks to Dave Clouston of Two Rivers of…

A decade of discovery

It is rare for a winemaker to have the intimate knowledge of the vines that Greystone’s Dominic Maxwell has.

Industry

 

Communicate your style

"Please experiment, please reinvent, please innovate. But please, please, please communicate – talk to your consumer and let them know…

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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Horses for vines

They may be a common sight in Europe, but having a Clydesdale horse spraying the vines is not something people…

Countering counterfeit wine

An invisible ‘tracer’ mixed with paint, plastics or ink and applied to wine bottle closures, corks or labels is the…