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  • 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
    New Canterbury / North Canterbury, Marlborough

    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...

  • 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.

  • 25 Sep 2019

    Grape expectations – New Zealand’s grape bicentennial

    In 2019, New Zealand celebrates two important bicentennials – the 200th anniversaries of both the establishment of the Kerikeri Mission Station and the planting of grapes in New Zealand. The two have a close connection….

  • 23 Sep 2019
    Hawke's Bay

    Mission Estate: the next 150 years

    Mission Estate Winery was established in 1851 by pioneering French Missionaries, making it New Zealand’s oldest winery with a fascinating past.

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