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Young women take out top places at Marlborough Young Vit competition

Anna Kelland from Constellation Brands has become the 2024 Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year after a competition held on 4 July at Whitehaven in Rapaura, with second place going to Liv Bishop from Delegat and third to Laura Hammond from Babich.

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NZ companies partner up to expand vineyard space in Marlborough

Cat Creek vineyard Marlborough Agricultural investment company Craigmore Sustainables has partnered with Babich Wines to manage a new viticultural development site in Marlborough. The new site is a 418ha property known as Cat Creek, which will have nearly 200ha of Sauvignon Blanc grapes when fully developed, located on the north bank in the Wairau Valley. The […]

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Annika Salenjus claims 2024 Wairarapa Young Viticulturist of the Year title

Annika Salenjus from Craggy Range has been announced as the 2024 Wairarapa Young Viticulturist of the Year, taking out the title for the second year running. The competition was held at Escarpment on 20 June, where James Sutcliffe, who also works at Craggy Range’s Te Muna Estate Vineyard in Martinborough, placed second, and Leon Henson from Batch Winery, Waiheke came third.

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Joe Stenberg from Te Mata Estate wins Hawke’s Bay Young Viticulturist of the Year

Joe Stenberg from Te Mata Estate has taken out the title of Hawke’s Bay Young Viticulturist of the Year 2024 after a competition at Paritua Vineyards in Bridge Pa, where young viticulturists were tested on a wide range of topics and skills including pruning, irrigation, trellising, machinery, pests and diseases, and budgeting.

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Gearing up for 2024 Young Viticulturist of the Year  

Now in its nineteenth year, the programme aims to foster New Zealand’s future viticultural leaders. Previous contestants, many now senior leaders in the wine industry, have credited the support of the programme in advancing their careers.

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Vintage report call-out ’24

We hope you’ve had a productive vintage this year, despite the hardships brought on by challenging climatic conditions and oversupply, and hope that the removal of tariffs on Australian wine to China has brightened the outlook for the year ahead.

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New chief executive appointments underscore wine industry commitment for NZ research centres

Bragato Research Institute (BRI) and Marlborough Research Centre (MRC) have both announced new executive appointments this week, with the BRI appointing Dr Juliet Ansell as chief executive officer and MRC welcoming John Patterson as chief executive.

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Recipients named in first Great Wine Capitals knowledge exchange

Three members of the Hawke’s Bay wine industry have become the first recipients of the Great Wine Capitals Knowledge Exchange Programme. Ryan Fraser, vineyard manager at Paritua Vineyards, Sara Macdonald, assistant winemaker at Sileni Estates, and Gavin Dalton, assistant winemaker at Brookfields Estate, will travel to the Great Wine Capital of Adelaide, South Australia to discover more about sustainable practises that can further assist their own operations and the Hawke’s Bay wine industry as a whole.

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Misha’s Vineyard’s 18th vintage filled with “unusual events”

New Zealand winery Misha’s Vineyard have just released their 2024 harvest report, marking the winery’s 18th vintage. Located in Bendigo, Central Otago, the vineyard experienced a cooler than average season with lower than usual ‘growing degree days’ (GDD), but said it was a season of “unusual events” for the site.

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New Zealand Wine pushes for white wine glass emoji after initial request denied “without explanation”

New Zealand Wine is once again on the quest to secure a white wine emoji, after its initial request was denied. In May 2022, New Zealand Wine called on people across the globe to sign a petition for the inclusion of the white wine emoji on global keyboards, and an official request was made to the Unicode Consortium in July, but the request was declined without explanation.

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WinePro New Zealand “not just about business”

Preparations are well under way in Marlborough as the region prepares to roll out the red carpet to national and international visitors for the inaugural WinePro New Zealand trade show.

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Vineyard spray system that eliminates need for protective gear nominated for high-tech award

Southern Water Engineering (SWE) has been recognised as a finalist for the NZ Hi Tech Award for its fully automated smart spray technology, which Pernod Ricard said has revolutionised its vineyard operations and enhanced the health and safety of employees.

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Michael Brajkovich MW wins 2024 Winemakers’ Winemaker award

Michael Brajkovich MW, New Zealand’s very first Master of Wine, has been awarded the Winemakers’ Winemaker award in a ceremony at ProWein.

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Freshwater farm plans to enhance sustainability of New Zealand wine

A new project will create an industry specific tool for New Zealand winegrowers to help them develop a customised freshwater farm plan for their vineyard or property.

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New chair for NZ Women in Wine

New Zealand Winegrowers has announced Dr Jo Cribb as the new Chair of NZ Women in Wine, effective February 2024.

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Lower vintage volume expected for NZ

With the New Zealand harvest fast approaching, the warm summer has grapegrowers and wineries feeling positive, however whilst quality is anticipated to be high, the expectation is that the national yield will be down on the previous two years.

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