Category: New Zealand

NZ winery among global IWCA roster in mission to decarbonise global wine industry

International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) has announced four new applicant wineries have committed to tackle the severity of the climate crisis by taking immediate action to reduce their carbon emissions. The wineries include Yealands Wine Group (New Zealand), Spottswoode Estate (US), Symington Family Estates (Portugal) and VSPT Wine Group (Chile). Founded in February 2019 […]

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Sustainability key to Bragato research winery

Image: MSN – The Bragato Research Institute is breaking ground in terms of its research winery. The goal was always to both build and operate the winery sustainably. That is now coming to fruition. The research winery, which will be ready in time for vintage 2020, is being built to a 5-star Greenstar standard, which […]

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NZ tasting: alternative styles playing expanding role in export growth

Image: Harpers – Rosé, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are among a slew of ‘alternative’ varieties and styles notching up a greater share of New Zealand’s collective wine exports, as “international appetite grows to expand the range”. This was one of the takeaways from the well-attended 2020 New Zealand annual trade tasting in London on […]

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Villa Maria Estate names Matt Deller chief of sales and marketing

The company said today that Deller joins Villa Maria with over 20 years of global experience in the wine industry. Prior to joining Villa Maria, he was COO for Napa Valley winery Tor. Deller has also held roles at e-commerce retailer Wine Access and Constellation Brands, the company said.

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Yealands unveils new packaging for 2020

Image: The Drinks Business – The New Zealand wine producer is attempting to boost its reputation in the UK with a new look for its wine range this year. Nina Andrew, general manager of marketing for Yealands, said the range is “inspired by our stunning coastal location.”

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VMLY&R wins Villa Maria Estate

Following a competitive pitch, VMLY&R Auckland has kick-started 2020 by winning the highly coveted Villa Maria Estate creative account. VMLY&R Auckland MD, James Mok said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be appointed, it is an exciting time to be working with Villa Maria Estate, a pioneering innovator in its field, to build their international profile […]

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New Zealand in a Glass – London

Wine enthusiasts are invited to discover the latest New Zealand wines at the New Zealand Wine 2020 annual trade tasting, held on 15 January in Central London. Good things come in small packages and that’s true of the 2019 New Zealand vintage. NZ Wine hope it will go down as one of the greats of […]

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Another contingent of Kiwi firefighters leave for Australia

While there’s no end in sight to the unprecedented bushfires ravaging Australia, veteran Taranaki firefighter Nigel Dravitzki says New Zealand will continue to offer assistance. There’s more than five million hectares of bush burning across the country and so far at least 24 people, including firefighters, have been killed by the blazes. A number of […]

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Constant innovation boosts organic winery

Keeping ahead of the technology curve has seen Greystone evolve into an award-winning organic winery which drives global sales through an online operating system. Greystone is now connected to the outside world via a wireless modem, which enabled staff to operate efficiently in a rural location with spotty cellphone coverage.

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Fifty shades of green – the need to redefine best practice viticulture

Enhancing biodiversity in vineyards is increasingly being recognised as a means of remedying some of the ongoing challenges facing more conventionally-managed properties, such as pest and disease outbreaks. Biodiversity-based strategies are commonly referred to as ‘green infrastructure’. Olaf Schelezki, Wendy McWilliam and Anna-Kate Goodall, from New Zealand’s Lincoln University, outline some of the issues and […]

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Health-conscious millennials driving growth of organic ‘bio wines’

Health-conscious millennials are behind the rapid growth in organic, sustainable and vegan suitable wines, and more needs to be done to foster this market as demand for traditional NZ wine plateaus, according to industry experts.

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37 years well spent

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. Frost’s career in the wine industry began as a trainee winemaker for Montana based in Blenheim.

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Cellar Door of the Year

Visitors, especially internationals, tend to stay at cellar doors longer and spend more and depending on their impressions gained during the cellar door visit can become loyal brand advocates or the opposite. Which is why the NZW Cellar Door of the Year competition was instigated this year.

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Participating wineries announced for Pinot Noir 2021

Pinot Noir NZ 2021 co-chair Helen Masters announced the list of New Zealand wineries that will take part in the three-day wine event to be held in Christchurch from 23-25 February 2021. There were places for no more than 120 participating wineries and that number was reached in quick time. The wineries represent eight different […]

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New Zealand’s orchards and vineyards grow on the backs of migrants

Rural industry leaders say without foreign workers they would not be able to get their grapes picked, kiwifruit packed and cows milked. Last year, more than 20,000 foreign workers came to New Zealand to work in industries related to the rural sector. Immigration New Zealand says migrant workers provide a necessary supply of skills and […]

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Silver for PINK in 2019 Harpers Design Awards

Brand new wine, PINK Pinot by Marlborough wine producer Lawson’s Dry Hills, has been awarded a silver at the Harper’s Design Awards 2019. The label was designed by Jason Petersen of Gusto Design, Nelson. According to Harpers, the look and design of product packaging has never been more important in demonstrating brand values and giving […]

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