Rhys Hall

For the third consecutive time, a viticulturist has won the Young Horticulturist (Kaiahuone rangatahi o te tau) competition.

The Te Mata team recreate a photo from 1913.

Toby Buck's upbringing was a vintner-version of the classic, hardworking Kiwi farming family - skateboarding on the winery crush pad, working in the cellar after school, picking grapes and planting vines.

From left, Anna, Chris and Heidi

Splitting firewood before school, placing plastic caps over 1,000 corked bottles an hour, afternoons on the tractor, and pruning instead of playdates were all part of growing up in Nelson wine pioneer family, the Seifrieds.

Max and Brian Bicknell during the 2022 vintage. Photo by Jim Tannock.

When Max Bicknell unexpectedly found himself in charge of an upstate New York winery - its winemaker trapped in Australia by Covid-19 - his dad's scrawled notes in a textbook proved a lifeline.

Rōpata Taylor

Rachael is with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in Dubai, Mike's a technology entrepreneur based in the United States, and Garry is an administrator in Nelson.

Alex and Kevin Judd. Photo by Jim Tannock.

Alex Judd's memories of growing up amid Marlborough vines include being stuck in the backseat of the car while his dad took photos from its roof.

Tony Soljan

The Covid-19 vintage of 2020 and labour-tight chaser of 2021 were merely a warm-up for 2022, with Omicron's peak running in painful parallel to harvest.

Fromm Estate

Sustainability, climate crisis, biodiversity, wine toursim, regenerative viticulture and energy efficiency are just some of the topics on the table at Green Wine Future, which will run virtually from eight different parts of the globe, from 23-26 May. We talk to Pancho Campo about why it's to important to get…

Milton Vineyards

New Zealand Winegrowers will host the Oceania leg of the global Green Wine Future conference, to be held virtually in May.


As part of the celebrations for Boh Runga Jewellery's 15th anniversary, Boh is launching a ‘Bohsé’ in 'bohlaboration' with Ant Moore Wines.

Blind Ambition

A true story of the against-all-odds Zimbabwean Wine Tasting team, who competed in the World Wine Tasting Championships in France in 2017, is on in New Zealand theatres.

All the finalists of the 2022 Gourmet Traveller New Zealand Winemaker of the Year award were organic winegrowers, with the title awarded to Nicholas Brown of Black Estate in North Canterbury.

Putting the "bubble" in Hunter's sparkling wine is just one thing Jane Hunter has to thank Terry Dunleavy for.

New Zealand's historic free trade deal with the United Kingdom is "very positive" for the New Zealand wine industry, says New Zealand Winegrowers Chief Executive Philip Gregan.

Vanessa Wu has beem appointed as New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) China Market Manager, based in Shanghai.

The arrival of the bacterial plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa could decimate New Zealand’s $2 billion a year wine exports, lock down our vineyards, evaporate jobs and deprive us of a favoured local tipple. Covid-19 response tactics - coupled with high-tech solutions - could keep the vino flowing, reports Pamela Niskanen.

Xylella fastidiosa is in the ‘highest threat’ category on New Zealand Winegrowers’ Most Unwanted list, along with the glassy winged sharpshooter that acts as a vector.

A stem-to-cloud tool that transmits plant water health to a grower's phone is "the way of the future", says a viticulturist trialling the water-saving technology.

Expo Dubai 2020, delayed a year because of the pandemic, is now open, running until March 2022.

Lindauer has launched the Lindauer Prosecco DOC and Prosecco DOC Rosé to its Special Reserve collection.

Dr Jo Burzynska is exploring the effects of sound and music on the experience of wine drinking in her new Oenosthesia series, available through subscription on Substack.

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