Our people, Our stories

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


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  • 06 Jul 2021
    Central Otago

    Māori Point: Doctors of Winegrowing

    Swapping microscopes in the neuroscience lab for microscopes in the barrel hall was not exactly a considered pathway for Dr John Harris and Dr Marilyn Duxson.

  • Hawke's Bay

    Three Fates Wine: three women spinning their own fortunes

    It takes pluck to start a wine company in the wake of Covid-19. But three women under 30 have done just that, starting Three Fates Wine in Hawke’s Bay.

  • 15 Jun 2021

    On Giants' Shoulders: Paying homage to place, people and Pinot

    Gabrielle and Braden Crosby are On Giants’ Shoulders. The evocative name describes how they feel about making wine from a vineyard in Martinborough that has long been regarded as one of the best sites for Pinot Noir in the region.

  • 31 May 2021

    Scout Wines: Scouting a new way forward

    Scout sources fruit from two wine territories – the South Island and South Australia - to create small batch wines. The brand was created by a winemaking couple who grew up on opposite sides of the ditch, and were brought together by their passion for wine.

  • 18 May 2021

    United Borough: good wines from a vinous village

    Created by the community and sold for charity, Borough brings new meaning to 'good' wine.

  • 11 May 2021
    North Canterbury


    On a small vineyard in a quiet valley, a young couple is growing hope. Pete and Alanna Chapman’s wine label 27seconds has donated all its profits - $47,000 over the past three years – to Hagar New Zealand.

  • 03 May 2021

    Sophie Parker-Thomson on Sauvignon

    Sophie Parker-Thomson is co-founder and manager of Blank Canvas wines and New Zealand’s newest Master of Wine. In celebration of Sauvignon Blanc Day, we asked her about what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for New Zealand wine and Sauvignon Blanc.

  • 28 Apr 2021

    Sauvignon stories: the Spence brothers

    Bill and Ross Spence came from generations of winemakers. Wine was part of their early life, and they founded Matua in 1974 with a vision to revolutionise the New Zealand wine industry.

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