Recent

Wine to the People

Puffin wine bar, tucked away in Wellington’s Ghuznee Street, champions some of New Zealand’s smallest biodynamic and organic winegrowers. In…

Drops of God

OPINION: Drops of God is a mini-series about a large wine inheritance and the civilised battle between a Japanese wine enthusiast,…

National

Evolutions and revolutions

As grapes ripen at Domaine Thomson this season, a laser will flash green bird-scaring beams in a pattern across the…

Pinot Noir NZ

Pinot Noir New Zealand 2025 will be held in Ōtautahi Christchurch on 11 to 13 February 2025. Committee member Philippa…

OIV Chief

The OIV's 100th year is an opportunity to celebrate a century of achievements, raise the OIV's profile, and "look forward…

Valli Wine Bar

Valli Wines has been growing grapes and making wine in Otago for a quarter of a century, but the Valli…

Lifetime Achievement

A truckdriver, a journalist and two winemakers were presented Wine Marlborough Lifetime Achievement Awards at a celebration dinner in Blenheim…

Regional

Altogether Unique

Telling the New Zealand Wine brand story, and what makes it truly unique and distinctive on the world stage, has…

Haere Ra 2023: Waitaki

From Te Kano Estate in the Waitaki Valley, winemaker Dave Sutton offers insights into the year that was.

Haere Ra 2023: Central Otago

Matt Connell's winemaking palette includes colours from across Central Otago, from Gibbston and Alexandra, to Bendigo and Bannockburn.

Opinion

Drops of God

OPINION: Drops of God is a mini-series about a large wine inheritance and the civilised battle between a Japanese wine enthusiast,…

Bob's Blog: Going topless

OPINION: A year or so ago I congratulated Waiheke wine producer Destiny Bay for removing capsules from their bottles.

Bob's blog: Genuine forgeries

OPINION: The world’s most notorious wine forger has served his 10-year prison sentence and is back in business, creating wine…

Profiles

Wild Irish dreaming

When two Northern Irishmen born 50 years and 50-ish kilometres apart from each other fall for the same beguiling grape,…

The Profile: James Healy

"The Marlborough wine industry has been extremely kind to me," says James Healy, 32 years after he pulled up in…

Industry

BRIght Ideas: Loveblock Innovations

The Bragato Research Institute Research Winery has helped Marlborough's Loveblock winery refine the use of oenological tannins, specifically tannin extracted…

PhD Précis: Peggy Tsai

When Peggy Tsai’s horticulture degree took her to one of the few wineries in Taiwan, it set her on a…

A taste of climate change

Growing a wine career amid wildfires, typhoons and significantly late harvests helped Steph Madox land on a research topic to…

Machinery & Products

H2Ortigator - the plant babysitter

A New Zealand startup is offering a novel approach to irrigation and nutrition management, specifically designed to optimise the growth…

Apping into old ways of farming

New technology can enable older ways of winegrowing, says Abby Rose, who developed the Sectormentor app for her family’s farm…

Spraying smarter to grow better

In a competitive and dynamic landscape such as viticulture, the ability to effectively trial, evaluate and embed innovations can provide…

» Latest Print Issues Online

Editorial

Welcome to 2024!

Welcome to 2024!

OPINION: The New Year is now well underway and appears to have started promisingly on the weather front, with lots…

Agritech's relentless growth

Agritech's relentless growth

OPINION: Witnessing the relentless growth of agritech in New Zealand vineyards and wineries is somewhat "bittersweet" for Tahryn Mason, who…

Popular Reads

Ten years of Méthode Marlborough

New Zealand wine enthusiasts have a deepening understanding and growing appreciation of sparkling wine, says Mel Skinner, Chair of Méthode Marlborough…