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  • 14 May 2020
    Central Otago

    An extraordinary vintage: Felton Road lockdown harvest

    Vintage 2020 for Felton Road in Central Otago was a story about respecting the privilege of the lockdown harvest, the commitment of their team & some Kiwi ingenuity to make sanitiser from biodynamic brandy

  • 13 May 2020
    UK / Ireland

    Tribute to Don Hewitson

    Terry Dunleavy MBE writes a personal tribute to Don Hewitson, the ebullient pioneer of the Cork & Bottle wine bar and café in London. "He was a true pioneer and unforgettable Kiwi bloke."

  • 08 May 2020

    Whitehaven Wines offers a helping hand

    Giving local businesses a helping hand out of COVID-19 lockdown is the motive behind a $10,000 voucher scheme initiated by Whitehaven Wines.

  • 24 Apr 2020

    Denis Irwin: Huge influence in wine

    Legendary Gisborne vintner Denis Irwin shot to superstar fame in the 1970s, when the gewürztraminer wines he made on the family land at Matawhero began winning almost immediate national and, soon after, international acclaim.

  • 24 Apr 2020

    3sixty2: The first NZ winemaker to introduce carbon offsets

    3sixty2 Wines are always on the lookout for new ways to improve their sustainability. They have just taken another big step by adding carbon offsetting to their online orders.

  • 23 Apr 2020

    Yealands commits to reducing carbon emissions 50% by 2030

    Yealands becomes one of six wineries to join global group of winemakers that aims to decarbonise wine industry.

  • 22 Apr 2020

    Electric Ideas: Clos Marguerite’s battle against climate change

    Jean-Charles and Marguerite Van Hove are harnessing the sun to fight climate change, with a three-year transition to electric vehicles, irrigation and hot water, all powered by solar.

  • 23 Mar 2020
    Central Otago

    Grapes of success for Simon Gourley

    Within the past decade, Simon Gourley has become a force within the wine industry and, after taking on peers from the wider horticultural community, is now New Zealand’s Young Horticulturist of the Year.

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