Photo by Richard Birkby.

Five years after starting their journey towards BioGro certification, Central Otago’s Amisfield has been named Organic Winery of the Year in the NZ Organic Wine awards.

Vintech's spinning cone column is enabling the production of alcohol-free wine.

An appetite for low alcohol wine is driving technology changes in New Zealand’s wine industry, says Vintech Pacific Wine Technologies Managing Director Guy Rutledge.

Photo: Prophet’s Rock.

Bragato Research Institute has signed an agreement on behalf of the wine industry to participate in the $27 million Lighter Touch Programme, alongside other industries including kiwifruit, onions and citrus.

 
Forrest Estate, Marlborough.

As wineries enter the spring season, many opening cellar doors after a period of Covid-19 closure, the mood appears one of cautious optimism.

 
Germinating hemp.

There’s new evidence that hemp growing amid grapevines may boost the diversity of native yeasts in the resulting wines.

Nick Hoskins.

Large and small companies are seeking strategies to reduce their water use and impact on the environment and to mitigate risk in drought years.

Pernod Ricard. Photo Jim Tannock.

Having soil as a sustainability focus for New Zealand wine is “justified, deserved and probably overdue”, says James Dicey of Grape Vision in Central Otago.

Matt Murray on the regenerative agriculture trial vineyard. Photo Jim Tannock.

A major New Zealand wine company is digging into regenerative agriculture, with the launch of an 8-hectare vineyard trial in Marlborough.

Five years after the completion of the Organic Focus Vineyards project, Rebecca Reider reports back on soil monitoring and success stories.

How Dr Junqi Zhu of Plant & Food Research, Marlborough is helping to predict Sauvignon Blanc yields.

The Chinese word for crisis combines the characters for danger and opportunity, says Cloudy Bay’s Estate Director Yang Shen.

New Zealand wine companies can survive, adapt and thrive in the world of Covid-19, says a business advisor in Marlborough.

Paul Goodege thinks a lot about evolution, from the change in wines and vines at Boneline, to the ancient geology beneath them.

A New Zealand wine company is planting more than 150,000 native trees and plants in and around its Martinborough vineyards, with 100,000 plants to go in this winter alone.

New Zealand Winegrowers has ramped up its sustainability goals, with a raft of new and improved measures to safeguard our “planet, people and profit”, says General Manager Sustainability Dr Edwin Massey.

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