Photo Credit: New Zealand Winegrower.

OPINION: The news could not have been more concerning – an industry member deliberately and illegally imported grapevines into New Zealand, and then grew those vines in one of our major winegrowing regions, thereby threatening the livelihoods of friends, neighbours, and colleagues in the industry, and potentially the wider primary sector.

Editorial: Vintage Perspectives

OPINION: In this edition we check out vintage perspectives from around New Zealand, with many reporting lighter than typical yields in a delightfully disease-free harvest.

Philip Gregan

OPINION: Harvest begins, and almost immediately we start to get media enquiries about how the vintage is going and whether it is going to be a good year for New Zealand wine.

Rachael Cook. Photo Credit: Francine Boer Photography.

OPINION: Rachael Cook is the smiling grape grower on this month’s cover, tending vines on the miniscule, beautiful and dream-driven vineyard she and her husband Murray have created on an east facing hillside of Marlborough’s Brancott Valley.

Welcome to 2024!

OPINION: The New Year is now well underway and appears to have started promisingly on the weather front, with lots of warm, dry days.

Agritech's relentless growth

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.

Editorial: Making up for lost time

OPINION: After years of virtual gatherings, remote tastings, and 'new normal' caution, New Zealand's wine industry has been making up for lost time.

Editorial: People are pivotal

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.

Philip Gregan

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.

I am often asked whether it's difficult whether it's difficult to find enough wine stories to fill a magazine.

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.

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