From left Professor Eric Le Ru (founder and inventor), Dr Matthias Meyer (CTO of MaramaLabs) and Dr Brendan Darby.

Two PhD students from Victoria University have developed a machine that could change the face of winemaking in New Zealand.

 
 
Mud House winemaker Cleighton Cornelius.

Mud House Wines may not be the first or the only winery in New Zealand to develop a kosher wine, but they are probably the largest company to do so.

Simon Gourley. Photo: Kate Roberg Photography.

For the second year running an emerging leader from Central Otago has taken out the national title of Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year.

A BMSB crawls up a mirror in the hotel room.

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) was part of a small delegation that recently visited the beautiful country of Georgia, in the Caucasus region between Europe and Asia.

Humans are supposed to be the most intelligent species on the planet. How then do you explain that the average human attention span is only eight seconds?

What is less than two centimetres long, loves to work during winter, has a hunger for animal poo and could be handy for grape growers?

Could pesticides and genetically engineered food be causing rising health issues in children?

Given the youth of the New Zealand wine industry (on a world scale) it is impressive to know that one Kumeu company is celebrating its fifth generation involvement.

In addition to the traditional International Education Programme, New Zealand Winegrowers have come up with some novel ways of promoting our wines in international markets.

Initially established as an inhouse programme by Lion New Zealand, Alcohol&Me is now reaching nearly 30,000 New Zealanders.

With a total of 922 hectares of biodynamic vineyards, Chile’s Emiliana Vineyards is the largest organic wine producer in the world. Now this renowned winery, one of the world’s Top 50 Admired Wine Brands, will be sharing their knowledge at the upcoming Organic and Biodynamic Wine Conference.

It was a first for New Zealand winegrowers, and an impressive welcome to overseas visitors.

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