Growing grapevines is a complex business, says the Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year. Throw in seasonal vagaries, plant physiology, technical advances and business strategies, as well as the challenge of managing people across a myriad of roles, and “no two seasons are the same”.
Borough Wine has hit store shelves in time for Christmas with 100% of the proceeds invested in Graeme Dingle Marlborough programmes. It's a collaboration of generous Marlborough grape growers, Lion New Zealand (winemaking and marketing), and the industry’s supply chain.
Felton Road is one of the legendary names in New Zealand wine. Since the first vintage in 1997, the brand has acquired a formidable worldwide reputation for their Pinot Noir.
When she was younger, all Penelope Naish wanted was a job in the city. But while her husband was working a vintage in Italy, she had an epiphany around rural living. After returning to New Zealand, she jumped on her parents’ idea of co-investing in some land and Black Estate wines was founded.
Balancing a life of wine with a passion for conservation comes naturally to Ata Rangi’s Clive Paton, who spends mornings at his Martinborough winery and afternoons in his native forest
Until the 1970s, the conventional wisdom was that the South Island was too cold to grow grapes. In 1973, Frank Yukich sparked the modern wine industry in Marlborough when he went against the grain and bought up farmland for vineyards.