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Sam Neill's Two Paddocks acquires fourth Central Otago vineyard

Published:  20 January, 2014

Actor- turned- winemaker, Sam Neill, has acquired a fourth vineyard in Central Otago, New Zealand, adding six additional hectares of Pinot Noir to his vineyard portfolio with the purchase of a Bannockburn estate called Desert Heart.


NZ annual London tasting focuses on sustainability and new styles of wine

Published:  17 January, 2014

New Zealand Winegrowers will be hosting their annual London trade tasting at Lindley Hall at the Royal Horticultural Halls, a new venue for the tasting, on Tuesday, January 21, with a focus on sustainability and new styles of wines.


Wine's winners and losers in 2013 and prospects for 2014

Published:  14 January, 2014

The wine regions of the world closed out 2013 with some clear winners like South Africa, which reported record exports, and New Zealand, which just entered into a new trade agreement with Taiwan. But countries including Argentina and Australia faced big challenges. We take a look at how the world's major wine regions fared in 2013 and look at their prospects for 2014.


Wine's winners and losers in 2013 and predictions for 2014

Published:  14 January, 2014

?New Zealand: it's not all about Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  13 January, 2014

The UK remains central to New Zealand's wine-export strategy as it looks to widen its appeal across all channels of the market. Ahead of this month's generic UK tasting, Anne Krebiehl looks at its opportunities in 2014


Brent Marris to add 600ha to keep up with demand for Ned and other Marisco Vineyards wines

Published:  17 December, 2013

Marlborough-based Marisco Vineyards is to develop 600ha of Leefield Station in Waihopai Valley on the back of rising market demand for its New Zealand wines, particularly the Ned and King's Series brands.


Interview: Sam Neill, actor and owner of Two Paddocks winery in New Zealand

Published:  09 December, 2013

Sam Neill is as serious and excited about his Two Paddocks winery in New Zealand as he is about his latest film or acting role. He describes in his own words what it is about winemaking that is as moving as any story played out on the silver screen.


Trinity Hill moves distribution to Liberty Wines

Published:  06 December, 2013

New Zealand winery, Trinity Hill, is moving its distribution in the UK from Enotria to Liberty Wines from January 1, 2014.


New Zealand wants to be the world's number one producer of lower alcohol wines

Published:  27 November, 2013

New Zealand wants to position itself as the "world's leading producer of high-quality, lower calorie and lower alcohol 'lifestyle' wines" in the biggest research project undertaken by the country's wine industry.


Seifried Estate's Old Coach Road range gets rebranded

Published:  08 November, 2013

Fells distributed, Nelson-based winery Seifried Estate, has revamped its Old Coach Road range in celebration of its 40th anniversary.


Accolades Wines acquires several brands from the Mud House Wine Group

Published:  06 November, 2013

The Mud House Wine Group has agreed to sell New Zealand brands Mud House, Dusky Sounds, Haymaker, Skyleaf and Waipara Hills, including the Waipara Hills cellar door and café, to Accolade Wines, subject to approval by New Zealand's Overseas Investment Office.


UK trade's first chance to taste New Zealand's "best ever" vintage

Published:  01 November, 2013

The UK wine trade will get its first chance to taste wines from what is claimed could be the best New Zealand wine vintage in history at a special New Release Tasting organised by New Zealand Winegrowersin London on November 5.


Negociants UK to help widen distribution for Sam Neill's Two Paddocks wines in the UK

Published:  24 October, 2013

Negociants UK has taken on the widespread distribution for the premium Two Paddocks range of wines from Central Otago, New Zealand, produced by actor Sam Neill.


Douglas Blyde gets his hands dirty in a "cook off" competition with Cloudy Bay

Published:  14 October, 2013

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