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”.
When Ash Linklater left school at 16 to become an apprentice, his mates considered him “a drop out” and continued their route to university. Fourteen years later he’s running a successful business, owns his own house and truck, and loves every day of work.
Whitehaven Wines has relaunched the Kōparepare range to support LegaSea, a non-profit organisation that works tirelessly to protect and restore New Zealand’s coastal fisheries
On 6 November three of the country’s finest young winemakers will compete for the title of Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year, having already won their regional finals. In the lead up to the National Final at EIT in Hawke’s Bay, we ask Ben, Ben and Peter what they love about the industry
Five years after starting their journey towards BioGro certification, Central Otago winery Amisfield has been named Organic Winery of the Year in the NZ Organic Wine Awards.
Alex Craighead, who grows and makes natural wine under his two labels, Kindeli and Don, is guided by the question: How can my wine be made, and all of my actions, be done more sustainably?