Warren Moran.

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

Still hard for the Botts to believe, they own these vineayrds in France.

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

Chris Yorke is off to Austria after 15 years with NZW.

Back in 2004 when Chris Yorke sent out his first New Zealand Winegrower press release, New Zealand wine had reached $300 million worth of exports. His final press release before leaving NZW, announced our wine exports had reached $1.8 billion.

Emily Gaspard-Clark.

Tonnellerie de Mercury NZ Young Winemaker of the Year, Emily Gaspard-Clark very nearly didn’t enter this year’s Marlborough regional young winemaker competition.

Paul Mooney today. Still winemaking for Mission Estate.

It is quite an achievement for anyone to say they have been in the same job for 40 years and are still going strong. Paul Mooney, chief winemaker at Mission Estate is one of those very few.

Marilyn Duxson and John Harris, compelled to the world of wine, after a life of science.

When scientists Marilyn Duxson and John Harris purchased a small section near Wanaka almost 20 years ago, they planned to build a ski holiday house to spend weekends away from Dunedin.

Stuart Dudley.

The wine industry was never Stuart Dudley’s first career choice. The viticulturist for Villa Maria Wines in Marlborough had his mindset on research or forensics, having completed a degree in Genetics and Biochemistry.

Margaret Harvey.

Master of Wine Margaret Harvey may not be so well known amongst younger wine industry members. But ask any one of the pioneers of the 80s and 90s about her, and you are bound to hear glowing reviews.

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.

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