"As soon as I entered this industry, I felt like I belonged," says Holly West, who started working weekends at Matua's cellar door during her final year of high school.
From the wildflowers rolling down its slopes, to the limestone and clay entwined beneath its vines, it's easy to see why Huw Kinch is smitten with Pyramid Valley.
Jake Tipler's wine tourism business took him to every corner of Central Otago's wine industry, celebrating people and place, until Covid-19 desimated his client base.
A couple of Marlborough renegades are rethinking the way we're drinking, to crush the carbon footprint of wine.
Erica Crawford has taken some knocks over 25 years in the wine business, but she's emerged stronger each time.
Andy Frost has spent nearly 40 years weaving science and research into the practical business of growing and making wine, with groundbreaking consequences for the wine industry.
Katherine Jacobs sure knows how to fit a lot into life.
In six years, Rebecca Allen has transitioned from being a lab technician to director and owner of Pacific Rim Oenology Services Ltd.
A wine industry stalwart who devoted decades of his life to recording and sharing the history of Romeo Bragato, will be remembered for all he did for New Zealand wine.
Brad Frederickson is the creator and Winemaker behidn Outside the Box Wines, an experimental brand that questions traditional winemaking.
The unstoppable Diana Dobson - Aviary Manager of the Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust - received a Queen’s Service Medal for services to wildlife conservation in June.
Hard workand a deep appreciation for the land have underpinned Claire Mulholland’s career and life. Raised on a 1,000-hectare farm in Maniototo, Central Otago, Claire recognised the importance of those traits at an early age.
Romy Moukarzel grew up Beqaa Valley, Lebanon's largest wine producing region and home to French cultivars like Cinsault, Carignan and Grenache.
The new boss at Bragato has long been “a closet science geek”.
In the lead up to the Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year National Final 2021, we get to know a bit about the regional finalists from around the country.
Wine doesn't have to be fruity and fresh and clean, says Rose Menzies, amidst barrels of bespoke ferments in a small Central Otago winery.
Rob Burley had been working in Australian wine for a few years when he began to feel like "a cog in the wheel".
The best wines wear a unique story of the place they hail from, says Clive Dougall of Deep Down, loyal to the provenance of his wines.
With the effects of Covid-19 still impacting many New Zealand industries, it's imperative the wine sector taps into home-grown business knowledge and support.
Gabrielle and Braden Crosby are On Giants' Shoulders.
Women in wine initiatives have grown "like wildfire" around the world, says Janiene Bayliss, co-owner and Director of Ata Mara winery near Cromwell.
The steep trajectory of Spring Timlin's winemaking career was fuelled by mentorship at Matua, where "no question is a silly question", she says.
Richard Brimer worked his first vintage to save money for a camera, having left school at 15 to do a photography apprenticeship.
Pinot Gris is the fourth most planted grape in New Zealand, with 2,593 hectares nationwide, up from 157ha in 2001.
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