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  • 20 Dec 2021

    Good Wine: Escaping tradition with Fugitive

    A couple of Marlborough renegades are rethinking the way we’re drinking, to crush the carbon footprint of wine. Fugitive is the bespoke brand of winemaker Nadine Worley and viticulturist Logie MacKenzie, who’ve paired up to produce an organic Sauvignon Blanc sold only in reusable kegs and bottles.

  • 09 Dec 2021

    Return home sparks career change to winemaking

    A move back home to Hawke’s Bay gave EIT graduate, Anna Young, the impetus she needed to make a career change and pursue her long-held dream of becoming a winemaker.

  • 03 Dec 2021

    Rudi Bauer

    Founder of Quartz Reef, Rudi Bauer, has made an extraordinary contribution to his adopted nation, having pioneered the Bendigo subregion, helped forge a reputation for Central Otago wines, and nurtured conversations about Pinot Noir, Central Otago, organic viticulture, and the place of winegrowing in New Zealand culture.

  • 03 Dec 2021

    Daniel and Adele Le Brun

    When Daniel Le Brun first visited Marlborough in 1978, he was “immediately convinced” the region had the potential for great wine.

  • 03 Dec 2021

    Andy Frost

    Andy Frost has spent nearly 40 years weaving science and research into the practical business of growing and making wine, with ground-breaking consequences for the wine industry.

  • 03 Dec 2021

    John Clarke

    John Clarke helped represent New Zealand’s wine industry throughout periods of major change, including geographical diversification, growing exports, and the “intense” time of Covid-19.

  • 03 Dec 2021

    Steve Smith MW

    Steve was the first viticulturist in the world to become a Master of Wine, co-founded and steered Craggy Range for 16 years, and launched Smith & Sheth with United States billionaire and environmental philanthropist Brian Sheth five years ago.

  • 26 Nov 2021
    Hawke's Bay

    Young Vintner: Maddison Airey

    Maddison Airey, a 23-year-old first-year Bachelor of Viticulture and Wine Science student from EIT, has won the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society & Craggy Range Young Vintners Scholarship for 2021.

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