Sustainability vital to NZ, seminar told

Sustainable wine growing is a direction rather than a destination, says New Zealand Winegrowers Sustainability committee chairman Gwyn Williams.

Wine industry reflects economy - Key

Air NZ

John Key held up the wine industry as a model of NZ's economy on a visit to Blenheim yesterday.| Quality bottles success

Quality bottles success

wine exports

Chloe Winter looks at NZ's wine export markets - where are they, how they developed and what the future holds.

Vine land running out

Winegrowers chairman says Marlborough will reach limit of viable vineyard land at some point.

Easy drinking

Simon Fell

When we received some Thornbury wines for review, we realised our collective memory regarding the history of the label, and where it now sits in the scheme of things, is a little rusty.

Sustainability focus for conference


The Marlborough Express

Succession and sustainability are two of the topics to be covered at the 2014 New Zealand Winegrowers Romeo Bragato National Conference in Blenheim.

Health warnings on NZ wine not likely

New Zealand wine companies will not be forced to display cigarette-style warning labels on their wine bottles, despite it being considered by the British Government, New Zealand Winegrowers chief executive Philip Gregan says.

To or not cellar


Iconoclast or provocateur - both could be applied to Matt Kramer, who appeared in Wine Spectator under the sub-heading: Is it worth it to age wines anymore?

Scientific contribution 'rewarding'

Marlborough Research Centre

As Marlborough's wine industry continues to grow, there is a group quietly working in the background, supporting winemakers.

NZ bucks global trend with wine increase

New Zealand is the only "major grape-producing country" to see a rise in volume and value of wine exports for the first quarter of the year.

Marlborough wines awarded trophies

Ralph Kyte-Powell

Five Marlborough wines won top honours at this year's Spiegelau Wine Competition.

Miles to go before the story's done

We did a double take when we saw the headline "Scots grandmother's wine is the toast of New Zealand" - in The Scotsman newspaper.

Push for wine that won't 'knock you flat'

Low-alcohol wines are moving away from the flavourless, thin drops of the past to a new hi-tech era of varieties that hold their body and weight, a leading wine judge says.

Wineries wooing younger drinkers

Marlborough wineries might need to change tactics as baby boomers' influence declines, a report says.

Grape growers face change

Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Yea

Marlborough grape growing subregions once seen as too cool will be perfect sites for growing grapes in the future, experts say.

Region fourth in global wine poll

Wine trail

Marlborough is in fourth place in a USA Today poll of the world's best wine regions, with voting set to close in a few hours. | Vote for Marlborough

Glass half full for industry

Sekope Lopeti

Wine reporter Chloe Winter spoke to four-long serving members of the Wine Marlborough Board about why they are standing down and what's next for our wine industry.

Nautilus toasts global success

Sekope Lopeti

Within 30 years, Nautilus Estate has grown from an ambitious idea to a world-renowned premium wine brand.

Wineries expand to meet demand

St Peter Chanel church

Business is booming at Marlborough wineries, with several expanding to meet increased demand.

Singular wines a hallmark of O:TU


Jan Kux began as CEO and winemaker for O:TU in 2010. Since that time he has stepped down from the former role to focus more squarely on wine quality.

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