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New Zealand report: Blanc page

Published:  27 March, 2020

Enduringly popular and commanding a premium, NZ Sauvignon Blanc is nonetheless evolving with an eye on the future. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in the can

Published:  20 March, 2020

Lanchester Wines is to launch the UK’s first Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in a 187ml can.

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Central Otago: Pinot spotlight

Published:  06 March, 2020

Central Otago is reaching a new maturity, as Andrew Catchpole discovers at its annual Pinot Noir Celebration.

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New GM for NZ's Neudorf Vineyards

Published:  03 March, 2020

Nelson-based New Zealand winery Neudorf Vineyards has promoted its winemaker Todd Stevens to the role of general manager.

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NZ targets indie retailers with Pinot promotion

Published:  02 March, 2020

New Zealand Winegrowers is to run a promotion for the UK and Ireland’s independent retailers offering three winners the chance to win a trip to Pinot Noir 2021.

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NZ research winery to open

Published:  24 February, 2020

The Bragato Research Institute (BRI), New Zealand winegrowers’s new research winery, is to open on 27 February.

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Villa Maria trials native plants as herbicides alternative

Published:  21 February, 2020

Villa Maria Estate has embarked on a trial using native plants and cover crops as an alternative to herbicides. 

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New Zealand wine exports up 8%

Published:  05 February, 2020

New Zealand Winegrowers has announced wine exports from the country increased 8% in 2019 reaching a record value of $1.86bn.

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NZ tasting: alternative styles playing expanding role in export growth

Published:  16 January, 2020

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”.

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Villa Maria hires Matt Deller

Published:  15 January, 2020

Leading Kiwi wine producer Villa Maria has picked Matt Deller MW as its new chief global sales and marketing officer.

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Louis Latour adds two from NZ

Published:  09 December, 2019

Louis Latour Agencies is to list New Zealand’s Pyramid Valley and Smith & Sheth wines from February 2020.

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Ditch ‘low and no’ for ‘lighter’ wine to engage wellness generation, say Kiwi winemakers

Published:  12 November, 2019

A collaboration of New Zealand producers dedicated to producing naturally lower alcohol wines is urging the trade to step beyond the low/no bunker mentality and “celebrate great wines with 30-40% less alcohol”.

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Yealands appoints new CEO

Published:  12 November, 2019

Yealands Wine Group has appointed Tiffani Graydon as it new CEO, taking over from Adrian Garforth MW who took up the role of Yealands global brand ambassador & board advisor in July.

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Q&A: Natalie Christensen, Yealands New Zealand

Published:  24 October, 2019

From carbonic winemaking to egg fermenters, Yealands Estate’s new chief winemaker is pushing the boundaries at its coastal Marlborough vineyard and beyond. Jo Gilbert reports

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Appellation Marlborough Wine grows to 49 members

Published:  22 October, 2019

Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW) has reached a total of 49 members in the 18 months since launch, boasting over 90 certified wines from some of the region’s leading wine producers.

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Friday Read: Hide’s Julia Sewell on NZ setting benchmark for land custodianship

Published:  18 October, 2019

New Zealand Winegrowers’ Sommit 2019 gave 16 international somms the chance to explore 200 years of winemaking from Northland to Otago. 

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New Zealand winemakers prep for bicentenary celebrations

Published:  24 September, 2019

Not many wine regions can claim to know exactly when the first vine was planted in their country.

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New Zealand Winegrowers appoints two new general managers

Published:  11 September, 2019

New Zealand Winegrowers has appointed two new general managers – Charlotte Read and Ed Massey.

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New Zealand Winegrowers and WSET sign up for global partnership

Published:  28 August, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has a new financial backer in the form of New Zealand Winegrowers, which has become one of the educator’s corporate patrons.

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International demand for New Zealand shows no sign of slowing

Published:  27 August, 2019

International demand for New Zealand wine is showing no sign of slowing, with total export up 6% to a record $1.83bn, on volumes up 5% to 270 million litres, for the year ended June 2019, according to the 2019 Annual Report of New Zealand Winegrowers.

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