OPINION: The New Year is now well underway and appears to have started promisingly on the weather front, with lots of warm, dry days.
OPINION: Witnessing the relentless growth of agritech in New Zealand vineyards and wineries is somewhat "bittersweet" for Tahryn Mason, who loves the hands-on traditions of winegrowing.
OPINION: The election is done and dusted, and as I am writing this everyone is waiting for the new government to be formed.
OPINION: After years of virtual gatherings, remote tastings, and 'new normal' caution, New Zealand's wine industry has been making up for lost time.
OPINION: I am writing this the day after the opening game of the Rugby World Cup and the All Blacks' loss to France.
OPINION: People have been "pivotal" to Dr David Jordan's career in wine, from the generosity of those who shared their knowledge when he was starting out, to the insights he still gleans from those in the field.
When Philip Gregan began working at the Wine Institute of New Zealand in 1983, this country had 6,000 planted hectares and an abundance of potential.
OPINION: Growers and wineries are going to hear a lot from Government agencies about Freshwater Farm Plans over the next few months.
OPINION: Vintage 2023 saw a welcome return to melting pot wineries, as companies threw open their doors to global wine workers, with all the excitement, experience and insights they offer.
Summer 2023 will live long in the memories of growers and wineries in the North Island, with record rainfall in several regions making for a very challenging season.
Going, going, gone. It's perhaps an apt phrase for some of those amid the devastation of Cyclone Gabrielle in February, such as Philip Barber of Petane as he watched his steel tractor shed rip apart and its tractors float away.
For many growers and wineries, the past three years have all been about getting through the immediate challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.
This long lean country, with its fringe of beaches, spine of mountains and korowai of cloud, is altogether unique.
I am often asked whether it's difficult whether it's difficult to find enough wine stories to fill a magazine.
Reputation, as everybody knows, is a hugely valuable asset - hard to earn and easy to lose.
New Zealand's wine industry has been built on the endeavours of its history makers, men and women who've invested decades of time, knowledge and passion into our vines, wines, research and markets.
The recent announcement of a new New Zealand/European Union Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is good news for wine exporters.
And they're off! After nearly three years 'Zooming' around the world while grounded in New Zealand, winemakers, viticulturists and marketers are taking flight.
Misha Wilkinson’s description of “pirouetting” through Covid-19 seems apt, given the industry’s need to stay on its toes throughout this pandemic.
There’s been something of a makeover in New Zealand vineyards in recent years, as the clean-cut look of sprayed rows and boundaries loses a little gloss.
At Boneline in Waipara, Paul Goodege ferments grapes grown on the fossils of dinosaurs, the bones of moa, and a landscape carved by a glacier.
I wrote four COVID-19 story intros in a week, before realising it was a fool’s game.
The past 12 months have been full on for the New Zealand wine industry.
The past forms the present and the present leads to the future. That is basically the theme of this issue of NZWinegrowers.
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