Dr Edwin Massey.

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. 

From the top down

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.

 
Running through vineyards is one of the highlights of the Saint Clair annual half marathon.

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. 

 
Some of the committee members present at the launch of Sauvignon 2019, held at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant. From left: Paul O’Donnell, Marcus Pickens, Clive Jones, Liz Barcas, Michelle Burns, Angela Willis, Patrick Materman and Roscoe Johanson.

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.

Jing Song, managing director of Crown Range Cellar.

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.

Charlotte Henley, Partner at Kensington Swan.

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.

Productivity, quality and Pinot Noir

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.

As an employee, attending a contract negotiation can be as nerve wracking as waiting on a report card.

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.

When it was suggested to Aaron Jay, owner of Marlborough Vine Works that he undertake The Icehouse Owner Manager Programme, he scoffed. Now four years after completing the course, he is anything but skeptical.

For 30 years Tony Laithwaite has been championing New Zealand wines in the UK. Now he is hoping wine lovers will champion his new operation here in New Zealand.

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