Light year impacts profits

A combination of lower grape yields, lower price per tonne, and increasing vineyard operating costs, is hitting Marlborough grapegrowers in the pocket, says WK Advisors and Accountants Director Hamish Morrow.

Felton Road

Bannockburn producer Felton Road has been named Winery of the Year New Zealand 2024 by The Real Review, a list compiled by New Zealand wine critics Bob Campbell MW, Huon Hooke, and Stephen Wong MW.

Dam Safety

The new Building (Dam Safety) Regulations 2022 came into force in May, covering dams of a certain height and volume threshold.

Wairau Aquifer decline

The Gravel Bed Rivers National Research Project is building knowledge of how braided rivers such as the Wairau River interact with groundwater.

Magical Mycorrhizae

When Molly Callaghan first started talking to winegrowers about mycorrhizal fungi, she was asked where she parked the spaceship.

Photo Credit: NZW.

Appellation Marlborough Wine has tightened its certification criteria, putting in place minimum brix at harvest and new geographical boundaries for wines wearing the AMW icon.

Dr Juliet Ansell

The new Chief Executive of Bragato Research Institute brings "a wealth of experience in research and innovation", says BRI Chair Mark Gilbert.

Steve Smith MW

A 40-legacy in New Zealand's wine industry, including an "outstanding contribution" as alumni and Chancellor of Lincoln University, has seen Steve Smith MW awarded an honorary doctorate from the university.

The new tool provides a ‘farm level’ view of plant disease risk under a changing climate

A free interactive tool has been launched to provide grape and apple growers with information on how climate change may affect the risks and costs of living with common plant diseases in different parts of New Zealand.

Rob Agnew

“We’ve just had the first decent shower in three months,” says Rob Agnew when we call him.

A one-year Erasmus Programme in France in year three of an agricultural degree introduced Victoria Raw to the wine industry, and changed her life.

“It’s all about producing benchmark Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay… not necessarily the biggest or the best, but wine that people around the world will hold up as great example of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay.”

Jordan Hogg always had a hankering to make his own wines, pushing boundaries and "showcasing another side of Marlborough".

Vandal was born from the desire to capture the moment when wine is at its ultimate drinkability.

Hawke's Bay Saorsa likely flies under the radar for most wine drinkers.

Prophet's Rock and Scapegrace, already highly regarded for their wine and gin respectively, have combined their talents to create two limited release single vintage vermouths based on Prophet's Rock wine, Scapegrace wheat spirit, and predominantly Central Otago botanicals.

When Donald van der Westhuizen was studying ecology at university, his father urged him to switch to viticulture.

In 2016 Murray and Rachael Cook weighed up plans to renovate their Blenheim villa or invest in a long-held dream of growing their own wine label.

Wairarapa winemaker Jannine Rickards made a “tiny” batch of her own wine in 2017, on the moonlit edge of her harvest job at Julicher.

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