New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre (NZWRC) and Lincoln University today announced that Dr Brian Jordan will be joining the NZWRC team, as Acting Head of Science to assist with the NZWRC’s establishment.
The best of New Zealand wine will be discovered at New Zealand Winegrowers’ refreshed wine competition later this year. The New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards is the official national wine competition of the New Zealand wine industry, replacing the Air New Zealand Wine Awards and the Bragato Wine Awards, two of the industry’s major wine competitions.
A warm summer benefited New Zealand’s winegrowing regions, with 419,000 tonnes of grapes harvested during Vintage 2018. This is up 6% on the 2017 tonnage, but is still lower than initially anticipated in a season marked by a very early start to harvesting.