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  • 24 Mar 2020

    From nanotechnology to wine

    Sachi has ten years’ experience and a doctorate in biotechnology, specialising in nanotechnology. But while she was writing her thesis, she had a light-bulb moment, she realised that she wanted to have a career in the wine industry instead.

  • 02 Jul 2020
    Hawke's Bay

    Starting a career in wine

    Elise Picot recently graduated with a Viticulture & Bachelor of Wine Science Concurrent Degree. We asked Elise why she chose EIT and what her plans for future in the wine industry are.

  • 25 Jun 2020
    Hawke's Bay

    Kate Radburnd’s remarkable contribution to NZ wine

    Kate has made an immense contribution in the 37 years since she tasted her first New Zealand wine, and was awarded the Sir George Fistonich medal in 2010, inducted as a Fellow of New Zealand Winegrowers five years later, and last year inducted into the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame.

  • 18 Jun 2020

    Carbon Crunching: Staying the course at Neudorf

    Becoming Neudorf’s General Manager two weeks before the Covid-19 lockdown seems like “a pretty good hospital pass”, says Todd Stevens, acknowledging a few grey hairs from vintage 2020. He is also intent on upping the ante on Neudorf’s environmental credentials, using a new carbon assessment as a benchmark.

  • 11 Jun 2020
    North Canterbury

    Wine Evolution: Boneline poised for change

    Paul Goodege thinks a lot about evolution, from the change in wines and vines at Boneline, to the ancient geology beneath them. Now he’s considering the evolution of their model, as Covid-19 crashes down on the restaurant trade they’ve relied on.

  • 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.”

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