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.
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.
When Organic Winegrowers New Zealand held their very first meeting back in 2007, there weren’t a lot of people knocking at the door to be included.
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.
The online sale of wine is now commonplace and an increasing number of both local and international retailers are using this forum for promoting and selling wine.
Tractors, luv 'em or hate them, one thing's for sure, life in the vineyard would be hard without them.
A biosecurity risk to the New Zealand wine industry is very much a case of when.
"Please experiment, please reinvent, please innovate. But please, please, please communicate – talk to your consumer and let them know what you are doing."
When Sharon Ayres of Sacred Hill Vineyards started the search for a technology solution which would protect Sacred Hills lone workers she wasn’t quite sure where to start.
Grape bunches become progressively more susceptible to Botrytis infection as harvest approaches.
With stringent new Health and Safety laws coming, a software company has come up with the tablet that could take away all management headaches.
A student research project has produced promising results for an indirect approach to reducing mealybug infestations in vineyards.
Stories are what sell your wine.
A new form of wine sales has hit the New Zealand market, backed by two well known wine afficinados.
A quirky range of experimental reds and the show's museum class made their presence at this year's Hawke's Bay A&P Bayley's Wine Awards.
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