Understanding Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), the bacterial cause of Pierce’s Disease.
Sprayer setup is the most important of the different factors that contribute to effective powdery mildew control.
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.
Consumers are who got New Zealand wine to where they are today and they should never be forgotten.
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.
Go back a decade and the city wine bar was all the rage. Why aren't they today?
First, there was the Forrest GrapeRide, then there was the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon and the Martinborough Round the Vines Run (every March). Now there is the Pegasus Bay Vine Run, launched in late January this year.
By the end of 2019, New Zealand Winegrowers will be funding high quality biosecurity research that helps mitigate risk from our most unwanted pests and diseases
Earlier this year Wine Marlborough launched a competition, aiming to find the five greatest fans of the region’s Sauvignon Blanc.
It was highly appropriate that the launch of Sauvignon Blanc 2019 occurred on the one day of the year set aside to celebrate this variety of wine.
At this year’s NZSVO Sparkling symposium, two Australians are among the key-note speakers. Both bring a world of knowledge to the event.
Once upon a time, winemakers prepared their daughters for sales and hospitality roles while they groomed their sons to take over from them in the vineyard. Now, women are more prominent than ever in winemaking.
A recent New Zealand trade mark case highlights to winemakers the importance of making sufficient ongoing use of a registered trade mark, even when it is for one of your secondary wine labels.
Primary ITO’s CEO Dr Linda Sissons, has a long career in vocational education, but it has only been in the last three years that she has “dived” into the primary sector.
Pinot Noir is second only to Sauvignon Blanc in terms of New Zealand wine production. Nonetheless, the variety remains a “minx of a vine” to grow and manage.
There has been a lot of talk about peer influence on consumers buying wine.
Great news for the NZ wine industry, the New Zealand Government has nominated Dr John Barker for the position of Director General of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).
November’s 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake sent shockwaves through the New Zealand wine industry.
Everyone planting a new vineyard, or replacing older vines, wants the best start possible for the newbies.
As an employee, attending a contract negotiation can be as nerve wracking as waiting on a report card.
Back in 2011, an ambitious three-year project began, looking at what it took, cost and involved to turn a vineyard from conventional to organic.
Environment Minister Nick Smith made waves earlier this year when he announced the Clean Water package in February, a series of initiatives which the Government claims will improve freshwater management in New Zealand.
Dominic Maxwell, (Greystone Wine’s winemaker) has one goal - to make Pinot Noir that truly expresses its site.
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