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  • 12 Oct 2020

    Young Winemaker Q&A

    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

  • 09 Oct 2020

    Young Viticulturist Q&A

    The six finalists from the Young Viticulturist of the Year regional events share some insights on their career journeys to the nationals.

  • 06 Oct 2020
    Central Otago

    Amisfield: Organic winery of the year

    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.

  • 22 Sep 2020

    Kindeli, Nelson

    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?

  • 10 Sep 2020

    David Foes’ passion for Pinot

    Despite choosing a career in winemaking, David Foes never thought he would end up in Marlborough.

  • 21 Jul 2020
    Hawke's Bay

    From teacher to winemaker

    Thirteen years ago, German born Kathrin Jankowiec landed in New Zealand during a round-the world-trip and never left. She has climbed the ladder in the wine industry, and is now the production winemaker at Villa Maria in Marlborough.

  • 16 Jul 2020
    Waitaki Valley

    Ostler: pioneers in the Waitaki Valley

    Ostler’s first vineyard site is where the Waitaki Valley meets North Otago, formed by a 38-million-year-old seabed raised into a north facing limestone slope. The location was the raisin d'etre for their company and pioneering the Waitaki wine region.

  • 14 Jul 2020
    North Canterbury

    Tiki Wines

    Tiki is a Māori New Zealand wine company based in Waipara that cares for their vines under the guiding Māori principles of Kaitiakitanga: guardianship, protection and preservation of the earth.

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