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  • 25 Oct 2019
    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...

  • 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.

  • 25 Sep 2019

    Grape expectations – New Zealand’s 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….

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