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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 [email protected]

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  • 30 May 2019
    Gisborne

    Kirsten Searle: Owner and Passionate Vintner

    It takes a lot of gumption to take on a vineyard and wine label that is etched into New Zealand’s wine history. But Kirsten Searle was not phased by the prestige that was associated with the name Matawhero.

  • 26 Apr 2019

    Tuku Māori Winemakers Collective

    Tuku is the world’s first Māori Winemakers Collective, bringing together awarded Māori wine companies based on their shared values of land, family and hospitality.

  • 09 Apr 2019
    Auckland

    Soljans: Five Generations

    Five generations stand behind Soljans Estate Winery. To celebrate the fifth generation joining the family business, Soljans have released a Fifth Generation Series Kumeu Chardonnay.

  • 29 Mar 2019

    Siobhan Wilson

    Meet Siobhan Wilson from Marisco. A passionate wine marketer, Siobhan started her career in the vineyard and transitioned into the office.
    She has worked for Montana, Lion Breweries and is one of the key people responsible for making The Ned into one of New Zealand’s most popular millennial brands.

  • 20 Mar 2019

    Erica Crawford

    Erica Crawford is the founder and CEO of Loveblock Wine. Originally from South Africa, she is an industry legend, founder of one of New Zealand’s biggest export brands.  Her career in the wine industry was quite by accident, she began working as a medical research scientist in Cape Town until she attended a wine festival and met a kiwi called Kim.

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