Sean Weaver

The carbon credit market is a welcome boost to indigenous forests, says Ekos founder and director Dr Sean Weaver, who has long sought a financing solution for conservation and reforestation.

Dog Point Vineyards. Photo Jim Tannock

Grapes need it, consumers expect it, and importers will increasingly demand it, says Meagan Littlejohn of climate action in the wine industry.

 
2021 Young Viticulturist of the Year Sam Bain. Photo Richard Briggs.

The Toitū and Technology Viti Conference and Field Day has a focus on the future, with guidance on how to prepare for climate change, including the steps required to become carbon zero.

 
Wine Match App

A new app is set to help restaurant staff and consumers find the best possible wine and food matches.

Josh Young

Josh Young has become the first graduate of EIT's new Postgraduate Certificate in Wine Business and Innovation.

Rex Pickett at Prophet's Rock

Back in 2004 the funniest wine novel of all time spawned the funniest wine film of all time and even won an Academy Award for its screenplay.

Rapaura Springs' Blind River vineyard

Appellation Marlborough Wine has expanded its certification to all Marlborough grown varietals, after four years of authenticating Sauvignon Blanc from the region.

Decarbonising Wine

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) has requested expressions of interest from wine companies willing to partner on projects to improve energy efficiency, and reduce costs and carbon emissions.

Dominic Pecchenino. Photo Jim Tannock

Viticulturist Dominic Pecchenino was presented Wine Marlborough's 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award in late May, recognising three decades of dedication to the industry and its research.

When Rapaura Springs bought a vineyard in an arid and windswept pocket of Marlborough's Blind River, building soil health became their focus.

Managing the land and vines with a century-long outlook is business as usual at Paritua, says Winemaker Jason Stent.

Viticulturist Richard Hunter stepped outside the box and into the blocks when transforming Avon Valley sheep paddocks into productive Sauvignon Blanc crops.

Tracey Marshall can frequently be found in cross-globe video calls, discussing the carbon, circularity, waste and wellbeing targets of Pernod Ricard's 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility Road Map.

Efforts to protect people and place are at the heart of New Zealand's wine industry, says the New Zealand Winegrowers 2022 Sustainability Report.

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