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Producer Q&A: Ed Macdonald, Hunter’s Wines

Published:  07 December, 2023

Embracing regenerative viticulture, lightweight bottles and with an Offshoot label to appeal to a different demographic, this family winery stands out from the Marlborough crowd. Andrew Catchpole catches up with Ed Macdonald GM of Hunter’s Wines.

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Majestic expands on-trade ambitions with Craggy Range partnership

Published:  01 November, 2023

Majestic’s B2B division, Majestic Commercial, is continuing to build momentum in the UK on-trade by welcoming Craggy Range back to the company’s arsenal after a seven-year absence, by becoming its exclusive on-trade agent.

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Interview: Harpers sits down with SJP and Invivo

Published:  12 October, 2023

On the cusp of the launch of Sarah Jessica Parker’s low alcohol wine ‘Sevenly’ in Sainsbury’s, Harpers caught up with the actress-turned-wine-mogul to find out what drew her to dip her toe into vinous waters.

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Taste-Off: Coming around to Riesling

Published:  31 July, 2023

The trade returns to the Riesling conundrum time and again, but our Taste Off panel detected signs of change with respect to this consumer-bewildering variety. Andrew Catchpole reports from a lively session at 9 Vines in Hove.

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New Zealand becomes world’s 6th largest wine exporter by value

Published:  05 July, 2023

Producers in New Zealand are celebrating the soaring value of total wine exports, rising by 25% to $2.4 billion in the 12 months to May 2023.

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C&C group to represent Yealands in the UK

Published:  05 July, 2023

C&C Group, one of the UK’s largest drinks distributors, has welcomed Yealands Wine Group into its diverse portfolio of drinks brands.

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Berkmann adds Kiwi bite with Dog Point

Published:  05 June, 2023

Berkmann Wine Cellars is strengthening its New Zealand offering with the addition of Dog Point Vineyard to its portfolio.

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Producer Q&A: Haysley MacDonald, TUKU Maori Wine Collective

Published:  28 February, 2023

Launched in New Zealand in 2018, TUKU is the world’s first Maori winemakers collective, bringing together partners producing premium varietals in some of the nation’s most illustrious winegrowing regions: Hawkes Bay, Marlborough, North Canterbury and Central Otago.

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Boutinot heads ‘home’ to New Zealand with Heaphy acquisition

Published:  17 February, 2023

Boutinot Wines, the international producer and distributor based in Manchester, has finalised the purchase of its first-ever wholly-owned vineyard site and estate in New Zealand, Harpers can reveal.

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Vine diversity project sketches path ahead for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  06 February, 2023

A plant breeding research project looking at how Sauvignon Blanc vines adapt to external stress in New Zealand could unlock the future potential for the grape when facing an increasingly ‘chaotic’ climate.

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Producer Q&A: Tiffani Graydon, Yealands Wine Group

Published:  31 January, 2023

CEO Tiffani Graydon talks to Andrew Catchpole about joining Yealands just ahead of the pandemic and where she’s driving the company now.

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New Zealand Wine Week returns for 2023

Published:  16 January, 2023

After the success of New Zealand Wine Week events in 2021 and 2022, New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has announced that it will be kicking off the third New Zealand Wine Week on 30 January.

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New Zealand Winegrowers announces brand overhaul

Published:  11 January, 2023

New Zealand Winegrowers has unveiled a new logo and global brand identity, rolled out across the organisation's key international markets.

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New Zealand exports hit new high

Published:  31 October, 2022

The value of New Zealand wine in international markets has reached a record-breaking high, New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has revealed, with exports for the past 12 months reaching NZ$2.03 billion.

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NZ’s Pyramid Valley launches ‘pioneering’ anti-fraud device

Published:  17 October, 2022

Canterbury-based winery Pyramid Valley Vineyards has collaborated with forensic sciences company Oritain to develop a pioneering verification of origin tool – a first for the wine industry.

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Relief for New Zealand's ‘severely depleted’ cellars

Published:  01 September, 2022

New Zealand has reported a healthier harvest and a boost for the country’s inflation-hit supply chain after 2022 delivered in terms of size.

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Prosecco DOC announces trademark protection in New Zealand

Published:  04 August, 2022

The Consorzio di Tutela Prosecco DOC is now a recognised trademark in New Zealand following a bilateral agreement with the European Trademark office.

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New Zealand seals the deal with Europe

Published:  01 July, 2022

New Zealand has signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU in a deal which largely mirrors the UK’s own NZ FTA.

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2022 harvest to alleviate “rock-bottom” stocks in New Zealand

Published:  16 June, 2022

New Zealand’s latest harvest will help to re-build stocks following a small and disappointing crop in 2021, which has led to a “significant shortage” of wine, New Zealand Winegrowers has said.

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Craggy Range spearheads NZ entry to La Place

Published:  15 June, 2022

In a first for New Zealand, Craggy Range is to feature in the September release on La Place de Bordeaux.

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