Sarah Szegota at the launch of Women in Wine at Bragato 2017.

Sarah Szegota had always planned to combine work with passion, only it was art rather than wine that she planned to work with.

Greg Lane.

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.

Back at Felton Road Annabel Bulk cuddles a boer goat kid raised on the property’s scrubland block.

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.

Steve Green.

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.

 
Nigel Sowman, George Miller and Jaimee Whitehead.

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.

 
Sue Binnie new Executive Officer for NZSVO.

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.

Tracy Benge.

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.

Judy, Rosie and Tim Finn.

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.

Bala (left) and Nick Sage.

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.

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.

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.

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