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  • 14 Oct 2021
    New Wairarapa

    New Vintage: Holly West

    “As soon as I entered this industry, I felt like I belonged,” says Holly West, after she started working weekends at the Matua cellar door during her final year of high school. “I always knew that I wasn’t going to get a corporate or desk job, I wanted a job with purpose that I was passionate about.”

  • 06 Oct 2021
    New

    Q&A with Jenny Dobson

    For Jenny Dobson, winemaking is a lifestyle, not a job. Not only is she one of New Zealand's most accomplished winemakers, but she was the first-ever female Cellar Master in Bordeaux, France.

  • 23 Sep 2021

    Rob Burley: the cool Unkel

    Rob Burley had been working in Australian wine for a few years when he began to feel like “a cog in the wheel”.

  • 21 Sep 2021

    Claire Mulholland: at home on the farm

    Hard work and a deep appreciation for the land have underpinned Claire Mulholland’s career and life.

  • 12 Sep 2021

    Brad Frederickson: Thinking Outside the Box

    Brad Frederickson is the creator and winemaker behind Outside the Box Wines, an experimental brand that questions traditional winemaking. “I’ve always questioned the rigid ways that wine has been made because ‘this is how it’s always been done’,” he says. “I like experimenting to see what else is possible.”

  • 06 Sep 2021

    High Flier: Diana Dobson’s passion job

    The unstoppable Diana Dobson - Aviary Manager of the Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust – received a Queen’s Service Medal for services to wildlife conservation in June.

  • 25 Aug 2021

    The Landing Wines: Toitū Carbonzero Certification

    The Landing Wines, part of a 1000-acre coastal property in Northland, have received carbonzero certification through New Zealand’s leading certification body, Toitū Envirocare.

  • 09 Aug 2021

    Hair to there: hands on at Nautilus

    From cutting hair in Singapore to pressing grapes in Marlborough, Sarah Lee has used Covid-19 as an opportunity to learn a whole new skill set.

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