Bragato Research Institute (BRI) opens the doors to its new research winery on 27 February. Built in Marlborough, the new research winery will enable the BRI to trial new technology and innovation, ensuring the New Zealand wine industry is at the cutting edge of modern grape growing and winemaking
The New Zealand Winegrowers 2019 Annual Report shows exports of New Zealand Rosé reached 5.195 million litres last year. That is more than double the 2.389m litres of 2017, and nearly 10 times that of 2010, when New Zealand exported 0.559m litres of Rosé.
“The entries are in and what a line-up! Everyone attending Pinot Noir NZ 2021 is in for a slice of Kiwi Pinot heaven.” With those words Pinot Noir NZ 2021 co-chair Helen Masters announced the list of 120 New Zealand wineries that will take part in the prestigious three-day wine event to be held in Christchurch from 23-25 February 2021.
A Hawke’s Bay Syrah has won the New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Champion 2019 trophy, while a Hawke’s Bay winery has taken out the inaugural New Zealand Cellar Door of the Year Award. Trophies were announced at the New Zealand Wine Awards held in Blenheim last night.
An increase in 1,550 RSE workers for the 2019-20 season will help support the wine industry during vintage and pruning, when there was a huge demand for labour said Philip Gregan, CEO at New Zealand Winegrowers.