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  • 18 Jun 2020
    New Nelson

    Carbon Crunching: Staying the course at Neudorf

    Becoming Neudorf’s General Manager two weeks before the Covid-19 lockdown seems like “a pretty good hospital pass”, says Todd Stevens, acknowledging a few grey hairs from vintage 2020. He is also intent on upping the ante on Neudorf’s environmental credentials, using a new carbon assessment as a benchmark.

  • 11 Jun 2020
    New Canterbury / North Canterbury

    Wine Evolution: Boneline poised for change

    Paul Goodege thinks a lot about evolution, from the change in wines and vines at Boneline, to the ancient geology beneath them. Now he’s considering the evolution of their model, as Covid-19 crashes down on the restaurant trade they’ve relied on.

  • 09 Jun 2020
    New Auckland, Hawke's Bay

    Villa Maria bringing more bees to Kiwi gardens

    Villa Maria and Countdown have teamed up to encourage more Kiwi’s to plant wildflower seeds in their gardens and are highlighting the importance of bees to Aotearoa’s unique biodiversity.

  • 05 Jun 2020
    Wairarapa

    Blooming biodiversity at Craggy Range

    Craggy Range is planting more than 150,000 native trees and plants in and around its Martinborough vineyards, with 100,000 plants to go in this winter alone.

  • 04 Jun 2020
    Central Otago

    Kinship & Solidarity: Harvest a family affair at Domaine Thomson

    The Covid-19 lockdown saw Domaine Thomson caught short of harvest crew until a team of friends and family filled the breach. It’s certainly a vintage to remember, “If a wine could speak of solidarity, gratitude and kinship, 2020 will be the wine to sit back and listen to.”

  • 14 May 2020
    Central Otago

    An extraordinary vintage: Felton Road lockdown harvest

    Vintage 2020 for Felton Road in Central Otago was a story about respecting the privilege of the lockdown harvest, the commitment of their team & some Kiwi ingenuity to make sanitiser from biodynamic brandy

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