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We're celebrating Earth Day on April 22 2021 by sharing stories about how New Zealand wine businesses are protecting the environment and giving back to their communities.

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  • 18 Nov 2019
    Nelson

    Want great Sauvignon Blanc? Head to Nelson.

    Every great story has a twist. When looking for New Zealand’s champion Sauvignon Blanc, venture to Seifried Estate in Nelson to find it.

  • 18 Nov 2019
    Hawke's Bay

    Villa Maria's Syrah shines at NZ Wine of the Year

    Villa Maria is celebrating their Cellar Selection Syrah Hawke’s Bay 2018 winning the New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Champion trophy presented by O-I New Zealand.

  • 18 Nov 2019
    Central Otago

    Peregrine Wines soar at NZ Wine of the Year

    Central Otago winery Peregrine has won Champion Organic Red Wine and Champion Organic White Wine for their Peregrine Pinot Noir 2017 and Peregrine Riesling 2018.

  • 14 Nov 2019
    Marlborough

    Hans Herzog Estate

    The Herzogs have been winegrowers since the 16th Century, their hillside vineyards towering over Switzerland‘s Rhine river. Descendant Hans liked to push the boundaries challenging the way things were done.

  • 25 Oct 2019
    Marlborough, North Canterbury

    The Giesen Brothers

    Some think the Giesen Wines story began when two brothers with itchy feet and a penchant for travel set off from Germany and found themselves in New Zealand in 1979...

  • 18 Oct 2019
    Marlborough

    Alice Rule: Sustainability at heart

    Alice Rule is a force to be reckoned with. An emerging young leader in sustainability, she is seeking to drive the circular economy of glass in the New Zealand wine industry.

  • 01 Oct 2019

    Emily Gaspard-Clark: Young Winemaker of the Year

    Congratulations to Emily Gaspard-Clark, crowned last night as New Zealand’s 2019 Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year!

  • 26 Sep 2019
    Marlborough

    Brancott Estate: first vines in Marlborough

    Brancott Estate was born from Montana Wines – an ode to the Brancott Vineyard being the first site in the Marlborough region to plant vines in 1973. Establishing a new wine region took a bunch of ingenuity as they learned how to harness the environment to make exceptional wine.

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