Opportunities and challenges

Rabobank’s new horticulture and wine analyst believes there are a  number of opportunities ahead for the New Zealand wine industry.

From vintage to viruses

Now into its 10th year, the New Zealand Winegrower Grape Days have become a benchmark in information transfer.


Celebrating success

The New Zealand wine industry will be celebrating success in a revamped way from this year on, after suggestions from…


Students take to wine school

Watch out viticulturists and winemakers of New Zealand. There is a new wave of enthusiastic workers on their way to…

Trend setter Sauvignons

The very first wine that Ivan Donaldson ever made for commercial sale was a big barrel fermented white that bucked…



The love of a Valli

When Grant Taylor casually agreed to discuss his wine endeavours, it came with the proviso... I needed to take a…

Ethical employers

A Marlborough wine company is taking important steps to satisfy international scrutiny around labour practices in New Zealand’s wine industry.


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.


New life for old winery

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


Women in Wine: Tracy Benge

Back in 2014, Tracy Benge could not have imagined that she would be taking on the development management role for…


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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