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The first thing you’ll notice about Jane De Witt is her broad smile and carefree laugh. She eschews pretension – in wine and life – while succeeding brilliantly in both. As Lion’s Head Winemaker North Island, she leads the production of seven brands and myriad wines, dominated by sparkling production.
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.
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.”
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
Terry Dunleavy MBE writes a personal tribute to Don Hewitson, the ebullient pioneer of the Cork & Bottle wine bar and café in London. "He was a true pioneer and unforgettable Kiwi bloke."
3sixty2 Wines are always on the lookout for new ways to improve their sustainability. They have just taken another big step by adding carbon offsetting to their online orders.
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.