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.

School House Vineyard, Gibbston Valley Wines.

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

Dr Junqi Zhu.

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

There are plentiful opportunities to be had in China, says Yang Shen.

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

Hamish Morrow.

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

Paul Goodege.

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.

Vintage 2018 was a perfect storm for Villa Maria in Hawke’s Bay, with autumn rain forcing harvest, while cellar hands dodged teams of tradespeople.

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