Sarah Szegota had always planned to combine work with passion, only it was art rather than wine that she planned to work with.
It may be just a coincidence, or it could be a secret weapon – but the Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker’s of the year in both 2017 and 2018 bought a house on the exact day they competed in their regional finals.
Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year Annabel Bulk is one determined person. When she sets her sights on something, she’s there for the long haul.
New Zealand’s wine industry is as strong as it’s ever been, with wine exports increasing in value and a robust new board structure advocating for all sectors.
From liquidation in 2015 to bankruptcy in 2017, today there's a different air at Wishart Winery.
After 38 years, the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme in New Zealand had its first member of the wine industry involved last year. Since then another two members of Marlborough’s wine industry have taken part.
“Falling in love with flavour” is how Angela Clifford ended up in the world of wine.
Daunting is the one word that Sue Binnie uses to describe how she feels about taking over the role of New Zealand Society of Viticulture and Oenology’s (NZSVO) Executive Officer.
Back in 2014, Tracy Benge could not have imagined that she would be taking on the development management role for one of the biggest New Zealand Winegrower initiatives ever.
In 1978 Judy and Tim Finn were contemplating an around the world trip on-board a yacht. Instead they chose to purchase a plot of land in Upper Moutere and take on the task of establishing vineyards and later a winery.
I’ve never been one for self-help books, but if Debra Cruickshank ever wrote one, I’d definitely be keen to take a look.
The 2017 NZ Winegrower Personality of the Year goes to the NZSVO and its departing Executive Officer, Nick Sage and the recently announced life member, Rengasamy Balasubramaniam – better known as Bala.
Carol Bunn knows a thing or three about commuting.
From the early stages of his scientific career, Dr Brian Jordan has been focusing on the impact light has on plant development.
This year marks a major milestone for one of New Zealand’s most prolific and respected wine authors.
There is a lot we can learn from early civilizations about systemic relationships within our environment, according to PhD student Paulina Giraldo-Perez.
Ivan Donaldson is renowned for establishing the first modern vineyard in Canterbury back in the 1970s.
In the last of our regional Pinot Noir 2017 profiles, Tessa Nicholson talks to Dave Clouston of Two Rivers of Marlborough.
It is rare for a winemaker to have the intimate knowledge of the vines that Greystone’s Dominic Maxwell has.
Deep in the heart of Hawke’s Bay lies the country’s oldest winemaking property – Te Mata Estate.
Up until now, we have covered what some of the experts see the New Zealand wine industry looking like by the time this magazine reaches its 200th issue. But what of the next generation of industry stalwarts?
Lovers of Hawke’s Bay Syrah won’t be surprised to learn that the region has beaten France at its own game, in an international blind tasting of the variety.
It’s a sunny mid winter day in one of New Zealand’s smallest wine regions when Hiro Kusuda talks about his newest vineyard acquisition.
When Philip Manson began working for New Zealand Winegrowers he knew very little about wine.
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