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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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  • 18 Jun 2019

    Jeremy Hyland: Silver Secateurs Competition

    Jeremy Hyland is a viticulturalist who has championed the hard work New Zealand’s RSE workers and viticulture teams do over the winter months through the Silver Secateurs competition.

  • 06 Jun 2019

    Kirsty Harkness's innovative cover crop

    Kirsty is the first grape grower in New Zealand licensed to grow industrial hemp, thanks to legislation passed in November 2018 allowing the seed to be grown as a food product. As well as extra income, hemp is proving to be an excellent cover crop, attracting insects and nurturing the soil.

  • 30 May 2019

    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

    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.

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