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Te Kano Estate

Passionate about Central Otago’s wines and environment, American-born proprietor Rhonda Lloyd’s vision has fuelled a unique vineyard and environmental restoration…

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Domaine Rewa

She may be a relative newcomer to the wine industry, but the owner of Domaine Rewa in Central Otago has…

Joining the dots

It is the wine most associated with celebration, with nearly every wine producing country in the world dipping their finger…

 

The impact of weather

The impact of weather and increasing costs are the two major reasons behind a drop in Marlborough growers’ profit before…

Nanogirl’s take on wine

Michelle Dickinson, aka Nanogirl, is world renowned in her fields of science and engineering. She recently spoke at the Bragato…

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Te Kano Estate

Passionate about Central Otago’s wines and environment, American-born proprietor Rhonda Lloyd’s vision has fuelled a unique vineyard and environmental restoration…

 

Wet year causes issues

Water, water everywhere is becoming the catch cry of vineyard owners in Marlborough, given one of the wettest eight-month periods…

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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.

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Women in Wine: Sarah Szegota

Sarah Szegota had always planned to combine work with passion, only it was art rather than wine that she planned…

A secret weapon?

It may be just a coincidence, or it could be a secret weapon – but the Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young…

 

Determination pays off

Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year Annabel Bulk is one determined person. When she sets her sights on something, she’s…

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.

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Understanding Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), the bacterial cause of Pierce’s Disease.

Latest developments in biosecurity

Biosecurity risk is never static. With fluctuations due to climate change, trade and passenger dynamics and volume, and the spread…

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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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