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  • 09 Jun 2020
    Auckland, Hawke's Bay

    Villa Maria bringing more bees to Kiwi gardens

    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.

  • 05 Jun 2020

    Blooming biodiversity at Craggy Range

    Craggy Range is planting more than 150,000 native trees and plants in and around its Martinborough vineyards, with 100,000 plants to go in this winter alone.

  • 04 Jun 2020
    Central Otago

    Kinship & Solidarity: Harvest a family affair at Domaine Thomson

    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.”

  • 14 May 2020
    Central Otago

    An extraordinary vintage: Felton Road lockdown harvest

    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

  • 13 May 2020
    UK / Ireland

    Tribute to Don Hewitson

    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."

  • 08 May 2020

    Whitehaven Wines offers a helping hand

    Giving local businesses a helping hand out of COVID-19 lockdown is the motive behind a $10,000 voucher scheme initiated by Whitehaven Wines.

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