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The great news and people that are part of the New Zealand wine story. Know someone we should feature? Email us on comms@nzwine.com.

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  • 13 Mar 2019

    Katie Bruce: Generation Y-ine

    It’s dawn at Constellation Brand’s Awatere Hills vineyard, and Katie Bruce is leaf plucking with a view. Katie, the 17-year-old vineyard hand, graduated from the New Zealand School of Winegrowing last year, the only Marlborough Girls’ College student in the first intake and a brilliant poster child for the initiative.

  • 05 Mar 2019

    Jen Parr

    Originally from Oregon, Jen Parr, winemaker at Valli Vineyards, now calls Central Otago her home. Like many people in the wine industry, her career did not follow a straight path. She began in financial software sales and is now an award-winning winemaker and recent finalist in the Gourmet Traveller NZ Winemaker of the Year award.

  • 27 Feb 2019

    Untitled Wines

    Lee Winston is the founder and winemaker of the daring, new Untitled range offering a white, pink and red blend. Untitled stands for a range of skillfully blended wines that are in no way entitled. Their unique character is a reflection of hard work. They’re here to challenge expectations, creating their own path.

  • 18 Feb 2019

    Interpreting Wine Podcasts

    We teamed up with podcast creator Lawrence Francis of Interpreting Wine to provide in-depth coverage of our annual tasting in London and interviews with Jamie Marfell, Warren Gibson, Sam Bennett, Kevin Judd, Rebecca Gibb MW, Ronan Sayburn.

  • 14 Feb 2019

    Duncan Forsyth: Outstanding Service

    Getting involved in the burgeoning Central Otago wine industry and putting his hand up to contribute seemed the most natural thing in the world for Duncan Forsyth.

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