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Suburban Auckland might not seem the logical start line for a stellar career in grape growing. But the 2022 Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year believes his urban upbringing gives him a fresh perspective on the science and art of his trade.
The ability to follow her fruit from vineyard to winery is just one of the things 2022 Central Otago Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year Nina Downer loves about working with a smaller producer.
A bit of visa wrangling from an Irish soil expert proved fortuitous for New Zealand’s wine industry. Michelle Barry is one of this year’s Bragato Trust Scholarship recipients and a member of Bragato Research Institute (BRI) team.
The Roll of Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers recognises those who have contributed substantially to the New Zealand wine industry. Whether it be through research, innovation or sustainability, their invaluable efforts and unwavering dedication have helped our industry grow and prosper.
Back in 1890, a young Italian stepped off the boat at Ellis Island on the way to his new life in California. A shoemaker by trade, Charles Celestino Pecchenino settled in the gold mining town of Angel’s Camp and made wine in his basement. It was prohibition - so shoe repairs were in demand.
Clive Paton and Phyll Pattie have a knack of knowing when something feels just right. That intuition has seen these partners in life and business grow the Ata Rangi brand into one of New Zealand’s top Pinot Noir producers, with a global reputation and following.