CHLOE WINTER - The Marlborough ExpressEndless hours are spent in the vineyards during winter preparing vines. Cloudy Bay viticulturist Jim White showed wine reporter Chloe Winter the ropes.
A mock biosecurity response meeting on a pest that could kill grapevines was played out in front of hundreds of wine delegates in Blenheim yesterday.
Plant and Food Marlborough Research Centre's low-alcohol, low-calorie wine research has won Prime Minister John Key's backing.
Four Marlborough growers were honoured at this year's Romeo Bragato Wine Awards.
PETER NORICE AND DEBORAH WALTON-DERRY - The Marlborough ExpressWhen it's cold outside there's nothing nicer than settling in somewhere cosy, preferably with great wine and food on offer.
Sustainable wine growing is a direction rather than a destination, says New Zealand Winegrowers Sustainability committee chairman Gwyn Williams.
John Key held up the wine industry as a model of NZ's economy on a visit to Blenheim yesterday.| Quality bottles success
Chloe Winter looks at NZ's wine export markets - where are they, how they developed and what the future holds.
Winegrowers chairman says Marlborough will reach limit of viable vineyard land at some point.
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.
The Marlborough ExpressSuccession and sustainability are two of the topics to be covered at the 2014 New Zealand Winegrowers Romeo Bragato National Conference in Blenheim.
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.
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?
As Marlborough's wine industry continues to grow, there is a group quietly working in the background, supporting winemakers.
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.
Five Marlborough wines won top honours at this year's Spiegelau Wine Competition.
We did a double take when we saw the headline "Scots grandmother's wine is the toast of New Zealand" - in The Scotsman newspaper.
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.
Marlborough wineries might need to change tactics as baby boomers' influence declines, a report says.
Marlborough grape growing subregions once seen as too cool will be perfect sites for growing grapes in the future, experts say.
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
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.
Within 30 years, Nautilus Estate has grown from an ambitious idea to a world-renowned premium wine brand.
Business is booming at Marlborough wineries, with several expanding to meet increased demand.
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.
CHLOE WINTER - The Marlborough ExpressSix top of south viticulturists will put their skills to the test when they vie for the title of Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year on Friday.
To Waihopai Valley vineyards put on the market by Marlborough vintner and Australian partners.
Wine can be all about the occasion - an event or situation can have a profound influence on how we regard a wine's qualities.
Marlborough wine brand Montana has been named the most trusted in the country this year.
A small beetle that eats vine leaves, shoots, and buds is becoming a big problem in organic Marlborough vineyards, a vineyard manager says.
The Marlborough ExpressThirty-six Marlborough wines have been awarded gold medals at the 2014 Spiegelau International Wine Competition.
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.
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.
Surprise planned for Saint Clair revamp
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.
More to Marlborough than sauvignon blanc
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.
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?
Blenheim vineyard contracting company Vine 2 Wine fell behind in their payments to the IRD, which forced them into liquidation in May.
Damaged wires have resulted in some Marlborough grape growers choosing to prune by hand, rather than use machines to strip them.
Marlborough vineyard contractors are struggling to find "strong" and "committed" workers.
Marlborough to host New Zealand's largest wine conference for the third year in a row.
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.
PETER NORICE AND DEBORAH WALTON-DERRY - The Marlborough Express
Thirteen Marlborough wine companies are investing in the industry's largest research and development project to date in low-alcohol wines.
PETER NORICE AND DEBORAH WALTON-DERRY - The Marlborough ExpressSometimes 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.
A combination of great weather and high demand led to a record wine harvest in Marlborough.
Millions of dollars are being invested in winery extensions in Marlborough to meet demand.
Blenheim contractors Vine 2 Wine have been forced into liquidation after six years in business.
MarlboroughDespite challenges from the late season rain, Marlborough winemakers are positive about the 2014 vintage, Wine Marlborough general manager Marcus Pickens says.
With pruning well under way and wine fermenting in tanks and barrels, bottling lines throughout the country are working non-stop to get Marlborough's 2014 vintage to market.
Treasury Wine Estates, who own Matua Marlborough, will speak to those affected by plans to axe 175 jobs.