Our people, Our stories

The great stories and people that make up the New Zealand wine industry.


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  • 02 Aug 2022

    Chris Howell: Passionately serving the industry

    Chris Howell, a Hawke’s Bay based grower has passionately served New Zealand grape and wine industry organisations for 30 years, first at regional level and then nationally.

  • 02 Aug 2022

    Jim and Rosemari Delegat: Industry architects

    Jim and Rose Delegat, a brother and sister combination, have built one of New Zealand’s most successful wine businesses through a lifetime’s involvement in the New Zealand wine industry.

  • 17 Feb 2022

    New Vintage: Georgia Mehlhopt

    Law graduate Georgia Mehlhopt had been an emergency communicator, but hiking the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain sent her on a new career path. These days, Georgia is working as a Viticultural Technician for Accolade Wines but will start a Cellar Hand role for vintage at Greystone in March. “I’m very torn between the vineyard and winery, I love both aspects of it.”

  • 03 Feb 2022

    Joe Babich: A giant of New Zealand's wine industry

    Joe Babich was on track to become pharmacist, when he defied his mother’s wishes and joined New Zealand’s nascent wine industry instead.

  • 28 Jan 2022

    Sam Bain: At the top of his field

    In the lead up to the Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year National Final 2021, we get to know a bit about the regional finalists from around the country.

  • 17 Jan 2022

    Lawsons Dry Hills: Upping the ante of dropping emissions

    Everyone needs to be responsible for the environment and Lawson’s Dry Hills is no different. Whilst we felt Sustainable Winegrowers New Zealand (SWNZ) kicked things off with a good base, we felt we could do better and were keen to push for a stronger approach and more accountability.

  • 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.

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