The picture-perfect setting of Rippon on the shores of Lake Wanaka looking out to Ruby Island has a fairy-tale quality. Last month, Rippon was awarded the Best Vineyard in Australasia and ranked 8th best in the world.
Toi Toi Wines have partnered with Forest & Bird to help save one of New Zealand’s rarest birds, the Kākāriki, during the current ‘mega-mast’ crisis.
North Canterbury’s Waipara region is a wine rebel’s paradise. The birthplace of some of New Zealand’s most ambitious wines, it’s also home to Dom Maxwell, the winemaker at the acclaimed Greystone Wines.
Fate seemed to be conspiring against local winery Heron’s Flight during vintage. This year’s grape harvest was left in the hands of Leon Henson, David’s young winemaking assistant, who had been working there for just a year.
Clifford has helped create a point of difference for the North Canterbury wine region, she is the principal of a wine company where the two major roles are held by women, and is the current CEO of Eat New Zealand.
Jeremy Hyland is a viticulturalist who has championed the hard work New Zealand’s RSE workers and viticulture teams do over the winter months through the Silver Secateurs competition.