Marlborough may reach near land capacity by around 2025; supply limits may be reached by around 2028, PwC says.

In part three of a series breaking down the six questions answered by the PwC Strategic Review, Tessa Nicholson looks at the question of Supply.

Picking grapes at Villa Maria's Ihumatao Vineyard.

After a couple of years when large tracts of New Zealand have been hit by tropical cyclones prior to harvest, 2019 provided a Panadol for grape growers and winemakers throughout the country.

Villa Maria Founder and President, Sir George Fistonich.

For the first time ever a New Zealand wine brand has been included in the top three Most Admired Wine Brands in the World, taking out the third spot.

 
The beautiful Falcon Ridge, developed at a cost of $12m, has removed all its vines – with owner Alan Eggers deciding winemaking wasn’t for him.

There have been a few changes in the normally very stable Nelson wine industry in recent months, most notably the sale of the beleaguered former Mahana winery and restaurant facility along with the sale of vineyard land.

 
Sustainability and New Zealand Wine

In part two of a series breaking down the six questions answered by the PwC Strategic Review, Tessa Nicholson looks at the question of Sustainability and its place within the New Zealand wine industry.

Matt Kramer and Sam Harrop MW.

Some of the best quotes to emerge from Sauvignon 2019.

Dr Simone Loose.

Is the hype around China as a growing wine market a real thing – or is it a fantasy based on the fact the country has 1.4 billion people?

Lee Suckling travelled to the Middle East and learned the hard way that wine drinking isn’t impossible, but it’s not cheap or easy either. 

As New Zealand wineries were preparing for the first National Cellar Door Day, one Marlborough company was adding 700 corkscrews to its refurbished public space.

Understanding Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), the bacterial cause of Pierce’s Disease.

It may be common in other parts of the world, but here in New Zealand, blending more than a couple of varieties and regions to create a wine is anything but.

Biosecurity risk is never static. With fluctuations due to climate change, trade and passenger dynamics and volume, and the spread of global pests and disease, a lot can change - even over a 12-month period. 

What could be better than finding a profession that matches your personal passion. Adam Goble is one of the lucky ones, who has achieved just that.

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