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Mike Paul on why New Zealand faces a critical year ahead

Published:  14 October, 2013

The next 12 months will be a critical period for New Zealand's wine producers.


Jackson Estate to build Pinot Noir-specific winery

Published:  07 October, 2013

Marlborough producer Jackson Estate is to build a new Pinot Noir-specific winery on the back of double-digit sales growth.


Anne Krebiehl goes back in time with New Zealand's Rippon Vineyards

Published:  03 October, 2013

You rarely meet pioneers in 2013, but in the wine world it is still possible to encounter people who broke new ground. To taste their wines is a privilege. Yesterday's vertical of Rippon Vineyards Pinot Noir with vintages going back to 1990, presented by Lea & Sandeman, was a taste of early Central Otago viticulture, the 1990 being only the second commercial vintage coming from this stunning vineyard on the shore of Lake Wanaka.


Villa Maria looks to grow in the UK with launch of Italian Arneis variety

Published:  18 September, 2013

Days of cheap Kiwi wine are over, says New Zealand wine chief

Published:  17 September, 2013

The New Zealand wine industry has gladly gone back to the days when demand far outstripped supply and it could concentrate on producing quality, premium wine, and get away from the cheap wine market, according to Philip Gregan, chief executive of New Zealand Winegrowers.


Q&A: Terry Peabody, chairman, Craggy Range

Published:  11 September, 2013

American-born Australian Terry Peabody made money in waste management and logistics before establishing Craggy Range, a trail-blazing premium winery in New Zealand. He spoke to Richard Woodard


Marlborough celebrates 40 years with a record 2013 harvest

Published:  22 August, 2013

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the first grapes planted in Marlborough at Brancott Estate and coincides with New Zealand's recording-breaking 2013 harvest of 345,000 tonnes.


NZ winery strikes deal with China

Published:  19 July, 2013

A New Zealand winery is set to capitalise on a growing thirst for white wine in China. Allan Scott Family Winemakers, based in Marlborough, is to ship 200,000 bottles to China in the first year of the deal.


High hopes for NZ 2013 vintage

Published:  13 June, 2013

After low yields in 2012, it has been predicted the New Zealand 2013 vintage will be "a vintage to remember".


NZ Ascension Wine Estate up for sale

Published:  04 June, 2013

New Zealand's Ascension Wine Estate is up for sale after having fallen into receivership.


New Zealand's Prophet's Rock to increase production

Published:  03 April, 2013

New Zealand winery Prophet's Rock is set for further expansion "into offshore markets" following its purchase by a group...


Jukes and Stelzer unveil new Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification

Published:  28 March, 2013

The sixth Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification released this week by wine critics Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer has seen 23 new wineries join the list.


Brancott Estate anticipates quality vintage

Published:  15 March, 2013

New Zealand winery Brancott Estate is anticipating a balanced, moderate yield for the 2013 vintage, following a disappointing harvest last year.


Brancott anticipates quality vintage

Published:  15 March, 2013

New Zealand winery Brancott Estate is anticipating a balanced, moderate yield for the 2013 vintage, following...


Waipara West signs deal to supply Japan Airlines

Published:  14 March, 2013

New Zealand winery Waipara West has signed a deal to supply Japan Airlines.


New Zealand gets itself back on track

Published:  01 February, 2013

After a harvest shortfall in 2012, New Zealand may be struggling to cater for consumer demand, but winemakers are remaning positive and taking a long-term view, as Anne Krebiehl discovers


Marisco Vineyards acquires 2,000 ha Marlborough estate

Published:  19 December, 2012

Brent Marris, the owner and winemaker behind New Zealand's Marisco Vineyards, which produces the Ned and the King's Series wines, has bought a 2,000 ha property in the Waihopai Valley, Marlborough and is on the lookout for more sites to buy.


New Zealand Winegrowers appoints Chris Stroud to head up Europe

Published:  19 December, 2012

New Zealand Winegrowers has appointed Chris Stroud to head up its European operations.


Mike Matthews looks at new styles emerging from New Zealand at its New Release trade tasting

Published:  29 October, 2012

Albariño and Arneis may not be synonymous with New Zealand; it's a far cry from the usual fare we are used to. Add in Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Sauvignon Gris, the Blanc's mutant brother, and we get to build a picture of New Zealand's more adventurous side.


Wine Rack plans four new stores by Christmas

Published:  09 October, 2012

Wine Rack is "holding steady" - having boosted profits in its last financial year it is looking to open another four stores before the end of the year.