Winery staff line a conveyor belt and watch the premium berries go by, carefully checking for any imperfections.
Villa Maria scored a hat-trick across the ditch with three of the 26 trophies at the 2014 Sydney International Wine Competition.
Vineyards that have been on the market for years are starting to sell as buyers gain confidence in the wine industry again, Marlborough real estate agents say.
We come across some very special wines - wines where you pick your dinner guests carefully because they are wines to share and savour.
Gas guns banned between 8pm and 7am
A Seddon resident is becoming increasingly frustrated as gas guns are being fired in the middle of the night
A league of nations has arrived in Marlborough for the 2014 vintage.
JANETTE WALKER - The Marlborough ExpressOPINION: If the wine industry can't afford a reasonable affordable wage, then maybe the industry needs to review their business model.
The temperature fell to about 1 degree Celsius in Marlborough overnight Monday
Their first gig was interrupted by a streaker and at their second outing the guitarist had to hold the drum after the kick-peddle broke
This year's Framingham Harvest Concert is looking as if it will be the biggest yet, with more than 250 tickets already sold.
Consenting adults can put ice cubes into anything they like, in private, wine included.
Rural lender Rabobank has admitted it got its figures wrong in a report about this country's wine exports.
Marlborough's local alcohol policy should include a special section on wineries, Jessica Bagge says.
Earliest they have every picked
Spy Valley Wines picked their first fruit of the season yesterday, but it was an unusual start to the harvest
DEBORAH WALTON-DERRY AND PETER MORICE - The Marlborough ExpressSome wine brands are supported by rather unique or special activities, and Invivo is one of these.
A working group is exploring the possibility of adding off-road bike tracks to an existing cycle route around wineries.
Wine isn't simply a taste sensation - drinking wine is also about how it feels.
Marlborough's 2014 grape harvest is under way, with a handful of wineries picking their first fruit of the season today.
Senior Sergeant Warren Newbury doesn't want to have to hand out any tickets to non-complying truck drivers this harvest.
One Marlborough grape grower is not dropping fruit this year as he has a contract to supply his entire sauvignon blanc crop to a wine co-operative.
Winery owner Peter Yealands shared the secrets of his success
Wineries are not putting enough resources into managing their wastewater, council environment committee chairman Peter Jerram says.
The headline in the Marlborough Express last month read "Sting threatens wine festivals".
A Blenheim vineyard company has been forced into liquidation after racking up more than $1.2 millon in debt.
The Rabobank Wine Quarterly report suggests that this year's grape harvest could be the country's biggest ever
Visitors who turned up at the last minute looking for accommodation were often left out of luck
Australia's early risers had the opportunity to get in on the action at the Wine and Food Festival
Judges had a difficult time deciding on a best wine and food match at the 2014 Marlborough Wine and Food Festival
While the news items from wineries that fill up my email inbox every day keep me in touch with what is happening in the industry, it is wine books of all sorts that I simply can't resist.
A taste of Marlborough's finest sparkling wines could win a 2014 Marlborough Wine & Food Festival goer $480 worth of glasses.
The Marlborough Wine and Food Festival is on at the Brancott Estate, near Blenheim, from 10.30am to 6pm (wine sales will cease at 5.30pm) tomorrow.
Thomas's Department Store has teamed up with New Zealand shoe designer Kathryn Wilson for the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival this year.
Wine tank manufacturers are under pressure to complete earthquake repairs and deliver replacement tanks in time for harvest.
First-time entrants went "all out" in the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival-themed window display competition
When winemakers talk about going organic the decision seems to be based on passion rather than financial return.
It doesn't seem to matter how much food you pack for a picnic.
Punters who find themselves a bit worse for wear at the wine festival will most likely get a visit from water angels
Wine industry wins battle to prevent Aussie supermarket giant from trademarking 'South Island'.
A bumper crop is taking shape in Marlborough's vineyards, with many growers forced to cut fruit to the ground.
Family-owned boutique Awatere Valley wine company Eradus Wines has opened its first cellar door.
Giesen Wines has launched a blend of apple cider and pinot gris known as Pomme de Gris.
DEBORAH WALTON-DERRY AND PETER MORICE - The Marlborough ExpressLast year ended on a series of high notes for Riverby Estate
Couple "blown away" by the success of an alcohol additive they have been selling.
Is the wine glass two thirds empty, a third full, or, as has been mentioned to us recently, a bit of a "rip off"?
In a world dominated by corporate power it is reassuring a small-run company can be named wine producer of the year.
We arrived at Poppies Martinborough hoping to try some of the rosé my sister had fallen in love with.
Harvest has come early at Renwick's Seresin Estate, but it's not grapes the staff are picking, it's garlic.
A Marlborough winemaker has been internationally recognised as the New Zealand Producer of the Year for 2013.
Swirl a glass and inhale deeply
DEBORAH WALTON-DERRY AND PETER MORICE - The Marlborough ExpressMany people aren't aware that smell is the greater part of taste.