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  • 25 Sep 2019
    Northland, Story

    Grape expectations – New Zealand’s bicentennial

    In 2019, New Zealand celebrates two important bicentennials – the 200th anniversaries of both the establishment of the Kerikeri Mission Station and the planting of grapes in New Zealand. The two have a close connection….

  • 23 Sep 2019
    Hawke's Bay

    Mission Estate: the next 150 years

    Mission Estate Winery was established in 1851 by pioneering French Missionaries, making it New Zealand’s oldest winery with a fascinating past.

  • 20 Sep 2019
    Gisborne

    Millton Vineyards: organic trailblazers

    In celebration of Organic Wine Week, we’re sharing stories from organic wine growers around New Zealand. Millton Vineyards & Winery was established in 1984 and is New Zealand’s first organic & biodynamic winegrower.

  • 17 Sep 2019
    Marlborough

    The unique home of Churton Wines

    In celebration of Organic Wine Week, we’re sharing stories from those people are champions for organic winegrowing in New Zealand. First up is Mandy Weaver, founder of Churton along with her partner and winemaker Sam Weaver.

  • 14 Sep 2019

    Tohu Whenua Series

    Tohu Whenua wines celebrate being a gift from their tūrangawaewae, the place where they stand. Each wine is an expression of their uniqueness and enduring connection to the land.

  • 31 Aug 2019
    Canterbury / North Canterbury

    Greystone Wines: 15 years of friendship

    This story doesn’t involve a family, an ambitious couple, or a maverick winemaker. It involves a friendship that started in an empty paddock and grew with a vineyard.

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