New Zealand’s premier wine competition, the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, has a new Chair of Judges for 2017. Warren Gibson, chief winemaker at Trinity Hill and proprietor of Bilancia in the Hawke’s Bay, takes over the helm from Kumeu River’s Michael Brajkovich, who served as Chair of Judges from 2011 to 2016. Download the file for the full release.
New Zealand Winegrowers CEO, Philip Gregan, signed the Government-Industry Agreement (GIA) deed for biosecurity readiness and response on behalf of the wine industry yesterday afternoon in Wellington. Download the file for the full release.
New Zealand Winegrowers has released the first ever report on the wine sector’s achievements in sustainability. The Report presents data collected from vineyard and winery members of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand – one of the first and world-leading sustainability programmes in the international wine sector.
New Zealand is under the spotlight as a world-class wine producer over the next two weeks with an influx of international media and wine trade arriving to attend a series of events that will showcase the country’s diverse regions and wine styles.
The sold out sign has gone up on one of New Zealand’s most significant wine events: Pinot Noir NZ 2017. The celebration, which attracts the world’s greatest wine minds and palates to Wellington from 31st January until 2nd February 2017, is at capacity with over 600 tickets snapped up.
With just 60 days until New Zealand’s most significant wine event - Pinot Noir NZ 2017, the lid has been lifted on an all-star line-up of kiwi chefs putting food on the table alongside world class New Zealand wines.
New Zealand Winegrowers welcomes the increase in the number of seasonal workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme announced by Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today.
This week’s earthquakes were widely felt throughout both the South and North Islands. Marlborough and North Canterbury vineyards and wineries were affected with some reports of broken bottles and damaged tanks which is what you would expect in an earthquake of this size.
New Zealand Winegrowers’ proposal to establish a new wine industry research institute in Marlborough is being backed by Government. Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has confirmed today that the wine research institute is part of an initiative by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to support innovation in the regions.
$6 million has been secured to fund the research and development of a new tool to assist New Zealand’s wine industry with better grape yield forecasting. Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce recently announced that the initiative will be funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) 2016 Endeavour Fund.
The 2016 New Zealand grape harvest has finished, with high quality fruit being picked across the country. Producers benefited from excellent summer and early autumn weather in grape growing regions, enabling full ripening and flavour development.
International wine lovers will celebrate Sauvignon Blanc by marking the 7th annual International Sauvignon Blanc Day on May 6. Festivities will kick off in New Zealand and continue around the globe, following the sun.
Festivities celebrating the seventh annual International Sauvignon Blanc Day will kick off on Friday May 6 in New Zealand, home to some of the world’s most coveted Sauvignon Blanc wines, before continuing around the globe, following the sun.
Over 300 guests will descend on Marlborough in early February to take part in the first ever International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration. Delegates from 18 countries will hear from some of the world’s most renowned wine writers and educators, and have the opportunity to taste over 400 wines from 1-3 February 2016.