Category: New Zealand

NZ Winemaker awarded second World Pinot Noir trophy in a row

New Zealand winemaker Andy Anderson for the second time has beaten wines from the best in the world at London’s prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) to take out the World’s Best Pinot Noir Trophy. Anderson was awarded the trophy for his 2014 Takapoto Central Otago Pinot Noir. The win continues a 12-year long […]

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Tests for waste disposal shows majority of Marlbborough wineries are falling behind

Tests for waste disposal found less than half of Marlborough wineries to be compliant. The most common area of non-compliance was exceeding the permitted pH range in wastewater, which is usually used for cleaning floors, equipment, fermentation tanks and barrels. A recent report detailing 35 Marlborough wineries found 14 to be fully compliant, 8 were […]

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NZ Winery sale comes with 100,000 litres of wine

Earlier this week it became public that Vinoptima, a Poverty Bay vineyard in New Zealand, had gone into receivership and was waiting to be sold; now we know that 100,000 litres of Gewürztraminer is also part of the deal. Binder Dijker Otte (BDO) receiver Andrew McKay is handling the matter now, and he says the […]

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NZ ‘Bubbles Day’ aims at increasing awareness of local sparkling wines

Kiwi sparkling wines take centre stage this Friday This Friday wine lovers are encouraged to pop the cork – not only to kick-off the beginning of the long weekend in style but to celebrate New Zealand’s second Bubbles Day. Wine and lifestyle company Sip NZ teamed-up with leading wine producers around the country to showcase […]

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NZ Vinoptima Estate up for receivership sale

One of the shareholders in a boutique upmarket Gisborne vineyard tipped the business into receivership, but founder Nick Nobilo has refused to identify the shareholder. The estate is due to be sold in early December, and the vineyard currently has about 100,000 litres of unsold wine stored in bulk. Source: Gisborne Herald

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NZ wine export revenue up 3.8% from last year’s $1.7 billion

New Zealand wine exports are forecast to grow 3.8% in the year ending June 2019 to $1.8 billion, according to a report released by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). The Situation and Outlook report for September 2018 forecasts NZ’s total primary industry exports will reach $43.8 billion in 2018-19 – an increase of 2.5 […]

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New HUI Maori Collective will see NZ wine and other premium products shipped to China

An innovative New Zealand business plan will see Maori products shipped to China: high-quality local food and beverage products will be shipped directly to Chinese consumers The formal agreement to create the HUI Māori Collective was signed last night in the presence of the Minister for Trade and Economic Development and the Minister for Māori […]

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Robots to train vineyard workers to do a better job in NZ study

Robots with arms and hands could soon prune in vineyards and orchards in New Zealand. The government has granted University of Auckland researchers $16.8 million to develop a robotic automation system. In the first phase of the five-year project, sensors would monitor what experts did on orchards and vineyards – for the robots to mimic. Source: Stuff

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It’s law: Mandatory pregnancy warning labels on alcohol in NZ and Australia

Warning labels advising pregnant women about the dangers of drinking alcohol will become mandatory in New Zealand and Australia. Members of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation met in Adelaide yesterday to vote whether alcohol manufacturers would be forced to put these warnings on their products. New Zealand Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor commented: “While the alcohol […]

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New vote on whether NZ alcohol should come with pregnancy warnings

Wine is one of the favourite alcoholic beverages of New Zealand women, but there are currently no mandatory pregnancy warnings on the bottles. The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation will meet today to vote on whether manufacturers will be forced to put warnings on their alcohol products that it’s dangerous to […]

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The focus is on affordable wine in New Zealand ‘New World Wine Awards’

The New World Wine Awards is a competition for commercially available wines from New Zealand and overseas that sell retail for under $25. Now in its 16th year, the awards results were released yesterday: “While a record number of Rosé wines entered, it was the enduring Chardonnay category that particularly pleased the judges this year,” says […]

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$7.8 million vineyard development opportunity in New Zealand

Rural investment firm, MyFarm is partnering with Sacred Hill wines for a second time to offer investors a share in a large-scale Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc vineyard conversion. MyFarm is seeking $7.8million from wholesale investors to establish Mt Olympus Vineyard Limited Partnership which will purchase a 114 canopy bareland block in the Wairau valley, to be […]

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New Zealand’s most expensive wine

This year marked 23 consecutive years of export growth for New Zealand wine, with a 2.5% rise in value, despite flatter than usual volumes. The most expensive wine in New Zealand is the Destiny Bay Magna Praemia, from Waiheke Island. The Magna Praemia is a blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot […]

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NZ scientists bringing fingerprint technology to wine research

New Zealand scientists are using a chemical fingerprinting technique to scientifically prove if a wine is really what it says on the bottle. This study looks at the ‘fingerprint’ of the chemical compounds within the wine, such as isotopes and trace elements, to see if it matches with what is promised on the bottle label. These […]

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NZ Filmmaker to shoot first film in the family vineyard, aims to bring millennials into wine world

The Sleepers Vineyard in Kekerengu is the backdrop for the new movie ‘Hang Time’ written and directed by Casey Zilbert. The vineyard is owned by Zilbert’s parents, Lynne and Chris Wilson, and it is one of only three vineyards in the small sub region south of Blenheim. For Zilbert, it has been the chance to […]

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2018 New Zealand harvest was “fast and furious” due to rain

The 2018 harvest in New Zealand was “fast and furious” as winemakers battled to get their grapes off the vines before the rain hit, according to Seresin’s chief winemaker, Tamra Kelly-Washington.  Speaking to The Drinks Business, Kelly-Washington said “There were small yields this year and we had to work quickly” but ultimately she’s happy with […]

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