Pansy! Rose is one for the boys

Wine can be all about the occasion - an event or situation can have a profound influence on how we regard a wine's qualities.

Montana wins most trusted accolade

Marlborough wine brand Montana has been named the most trusted in the country this year.

Study aims to help vineyards blitz pest

A small beetle that eats vine leaves, shoots, and buds is becoming a big problem in organic Marlborough vineyards, a vineyard manager says.

Marlborough wines draped in gold

The Marlborough Express

Thirty-six Marlborough wines have been awarded gold medals at the 2014 Spiegelau International Wine Competition.

Wines with a tale

Sometimes our wine column starting point might come from as random an act as typing in "wine story" on Google - which is what I did for this column.

Wine competiton in full flow

Belinda Jackson

Judges are kicking off day two at the Spiegelau International Wine Competition by tasting more than 170 sauvignon blanc wines that have come from all over the world.

Revamp for cafe

Surprise planned for Saint Clair revamp

Saint Clair Family Estate

Saint Clair Cellar Door and Cafe will be closing for eight weeks so it can get a fresh coat of paint and an extended kitchen.

Region second in global wine poll

Wine trail

Marlborough is sitting in second place in a USA Today poll of the world’s 20 best wine regions | Vote for Marlborough

Pinot noir makes a mark

More to Marlborough than sauvignon blanc

 Kevin Judd

Greywacke founder Kevin Judd took wine reporter Chloe Winter on a tour of his pinot noir vineyards to share his story on the rise of pinot noir in Marlborough.

A drop for every season

It's now the middle of winter and we are more inclined to think rich, warming red wines - but what of our favourite white varieties?

IRD debt forced liquidation

Blenheim vineyard contracting company Vine 2 Wine fell behind in their payments to the IRD, which forced them into liquidation in May.

Growers go slow for less damage

Steam Wharf Track

Damaged wires have resulted in some Marlborough grape growers choosing to prune by hand, rather than use machines to strip them.

Vineyards struggling to find workers

Teana Tongaia

Marlborough vineyard contractors are struggling to find "strong" and "committed" workers.

Region toasts return of conference

Marlborough to host New Zealand's largest wine conference for the third year in a row.

Villa Maria's wise move

Villa Maria

When wines from the latest vintage are released, we often see new labels being launched at the same time - and this year sees a new range of wines from the Villa Maria stable.

Malbec makes for flavoursome blend



'Great future' in low-alcohol wines

Thirteen Marlborough wine companies are investing in the industry's largest research and development project to date in low-alcohol wines.

Eating humble pie with mead


Sometimes our role as wine reviewers can see us being put on the spot when someone hands us a glass and asks us to name the wine.

Quality, quantity in record harvest

A combination of great weather and high demand led to a record wine harvest in Marlborough.

Vines make way for $17m extension

Awatere Valley Rd

Millions of dollars are being invested in winery extensions in Marlborough to meet demand.

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