Our people, Our stories

The great stories and people that make up the New Zealand wine industry.

 

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  • 24 Nov 2022
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    Brood Fermentation: Doing things differently

    Brood Fermentation is doing things differently. Not only are Jim Brown and Lauren Yap – the pair behind the label – winemakers, they’re beer brewers too.

  • 23 Nov 2022
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    Young Viticulturist of the Year: Tahryn Mason

    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.

  • 22 Nov 2022
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    Inspiring Studies: Kevin Wang

    A trip to a Hawke’s Bay winery with his wine-loving father was enough to convince Kevin Wang to enrol in the Bachelor of Viticulture and Wine Science at EIT.

  • 21 Nov 2022
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    Good thyme for viticulturist Nina Downer

    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.

  • 20 Nov 2022
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    Bragato Scholar: Michelle Barry

    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.

  • 03 Aug 2022

    Pioneers of the New Zealand Wine Industry

    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.

  • 02 Aug 2022

    Dominic Pecchenino: Pioneer of grape industry research

    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.

  • 02 Aug 2022

    Phyll Pattie and Clive Paton: Champions of Pinot Noir

    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.

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