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  • 07 May 2019

    Stinky pest thwarted

    The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) is one of the biggest risks facing New Zealand’s horticultural sector and outdoor way of life, says a group of horticulture-wide organisations who have come together to help stop the damaging hitch-hiker making a home here.

  • 01 May 2019

    Young viticulturist shortlisted for international wine award

    Nick Paulin from Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates (AONZ) has been shortlisted for the new international ‘Future 50’ awards. 

  • 15 Apr 2019

    What will you be doing on #SauvBlanc Day?

    The countdown is on until International Sauvignon Blanc Day, taking place on Friday 3 May. Sauvignon Blanc is the variety that woke the world up to New Zealand wine, and now over 5 million glasses of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc are enjoyed all over the world, every single day.

  • 04 Apr 2019

    Christchurch hosts Pinot Noir NZ for first time in its 20-year history

    A 115-strong collective of New Zealand Pinot Noir producers are bringing their international celebration to Christchurch for the first time in 2021, shining the global spotlight on one of New Zealand’s most exciting wines.

  • 25 Jan 2019

    World's top wine influencers arrive for the International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration

    The ‘who’s who’ of the wine world are descending on Marlborough for the three-day International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration, kicking off on Monday 28 January.

  • 20 Dec 2018

    International event set to deliver world-class celebration of Sauvignon Blanc

    There is one month to go until the world’s top wine and lifestyle influencers arrive in New Zealand for the three-day International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration held in Marlborough, from 28-30 January 2019.

  • 15 Nov 2018

    Co-chairs for Pinot Noir NZ 2021 announced

    Two highly respected members of the wine industry have been announced as Co-chairs of Pinot Noir NZ 2021. The prestigious event, which is widely regarded as the best Pinot Noir event on the planet, will be co-chaired by Helen Masters, head winemaker at Ata Rangi, and Penelope Naish, co-owner of Black Estate. 

  • 08 Nov 2018

    Fellows honoured at the New Zealand Wine Awards

    The New Zealand wine industry has recognised the service and dedication of industry icons Mark Nobilo, Jane Hunter and Ivan Sutherland by inducting them as Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers at the New Zealand Wine Awards dinner held in Wellington on Saturday night.

  • 07 Nov 2018

    Pinot Noir takes the top spot at the New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards

    A Central Otago Pinot Noir has won the top prize at the inaugural New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards. The Maude Pinot Noir Central Otago 2017 won the New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Champion trophy presented by O-I New Zealand at the New Zealand Wine Awards Dinner held in Wellington.

  • 06 Nov 2018

    Trophies announced for the inaugural New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards

    The Varietal and Regional Trophies have been announced for the inaugural New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards. Thirteen varietal trophies have been awarded, with the trophies being scooped up throughout Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago.

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