Fabian Yukich is a stalwart in the wine industry.

Fabian Yukich is a wine industry stalwart, an environmental champion and a pretty decent concrete layer. In the first of a series celebrating Sustainability Guardians, Sophie Preece talks to the Chair of New Zealand Winegrowers’ Environment Committee.

Ata Rangi's Clive Paton with a Rata.

Balancing a life of wine with a passion for conservation comes naturally to Ata Rangi’s Clive Paton, who spends mornings at his Martinborough winery and afternoons in his native forest. “I love planting things, I love the bush, I love the people who love the bush,” says the icon of New Zealand wine and trees. 

 
 
Todd Stevens.

Becoming Neudorf’s General Manager two weeks before the Covid-19 lockdown seems like “a pretty good hospital pass”, says Todd Stevens, acknowledging a few grey hairs from vintage 2020.

Robin Davies.

Juggling time, handling social isolation, and anxiety about the future, were common themes in a company-wide survey run by Lion New Zealand last month.

Bragato Research Institute Chief Executive MJ Loza.

Bragato Research Institute Chief Executive MJ Loza has had a busy 18 months, helping drive the establishment and development of the national wine research centre, based in Blenheim.

Mention the name Andy Frost to wine industry members in New Zealand and they will comment on what a resolute scientist and researcher he is.

The new GM of Marketing for New Zealand Winegrowers can’t help but laugh at how she used to consider anything to do with grapes, “such a drag.”

First he was the Central Otago representative at this year’s Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year. Then he was the National winner. Now Simon Gourley is New Zealand’s Young Horticulturist of the year.

Professor Warren Moran, a prominent geographer and thought-leader for the wine industry passed away on 13 August 2019.

New Zealanders Graeme and Julie Bott have created a successful wine estate in one of France’s most famous wine regions.

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