Michael Brett in Hall of Fame

One of New Zealand's first Auckland-based wine commentators, Michael Brett, was inducted to the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards this year.

Graham Norton at Eden Park

After many months of video calls on small laptop screens, Graham Norton and Invivo Co-founders, Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron used Eden Park Stadium's big screen to blend their new vintage of wine together.

Growing Women in Wine

The 2021 Women in Wine New Zealand Mentoring Programme kicked off at the end of June with 11 wine-industry stalwarts mentoring 11 up-and-coming women working in the New Zealand wine industry.

 
 
Dr John Harris, left, and Matt Evans. Photo by Richard Brimer.

Swapping microscopes in the neuroscience lab for microscopes in the barrel hall was not exactly a considered pathway for Dr John Harris and Dr Marilyn Duxson.

Amy Farnsworth. Photo by Robin Cranford.

Vintage 2021 was "wonderful" and "amazing", says Amy Farnsworth of Amoise Wines, a small, minimal-intervention Hawke's Bay producer.

In response to member feedback on desired topics to cover for our webinar series, we recently held a very well-attended session on 'New Zea;and Wine in the Domestic Grocery Channel'.

New Zealand Winegrowers was again at the forefront of International Sauvignon Blanc Day celebrations recently, with retail, media and influencer activity across all of our major markets.

The opening of the trans-Tasman bubble in April was an exciting development which will benefit our industry in multiple ways, notably in the wine tourism space.

Biosecurity means protection from the risks posed by organisms to the economy, environment, and people's health, through eradication, and control procedures, says New Zealand Winegrowers Biosecurity Advisor Jim Herdman.

Regional competitions for the 2021 Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year will be held over the next two months, with the national final in Marlborough at the end of August.

The inaugural Méthode Marlborough Day was a sparkling success, with 12 dedicated producers celebrating in style, both online and in a progressive evening in Marlborough.

The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) School of Viticulture and Wine Science will offer a new suite of postgraduate qualiications in Wine Business and Innovation, starting from July 2021.

The Bragato Research Institute (BRI) has appointed Jeffrey Clark as interim Chief Executive.

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