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Pinot Noir project ‘state of the art’

14 Apr 2024

There’s a new kid on the winemaking block in the Alexandra Basin.
Wild Irishman Wines — the former Weaver Estate winery — has begun processing fruit from the 2024 vintage.

Central Otago Winery Te Kano Wins Agri-Science Award At The Farm Environment Awards On The Weekend

16 Apr 2024

Central Otago wine company Te Kano Estate takes out the Agri-Science award at the Farm Environment Awards.” Guided by a strong vision that places equal importance on life, land, and legacy. “

Grape Expectations

21 Mar 2024

The 2024 harvest’s off to a grape start at Gibbston Valley Winery (GVW).
Chief winemaker Christopher Keys says they started picking at the end of last month — it’s the first time in six years they’ve made that call, and just the second time in the 18 years he’s been at GVW they’ve gone so early.

International interns drawn to Central Otago

14 Mar 2024

As the grape harvest begins this month, Central Otago is the place to be for wine industry interns, here to learn about New Zealand’s wine culture.

Central Otago Distillers And Winemakers Combine To Create Unique New Zealand Vintage Vermouth

13 Feb 2024

Two of New Zealand’s leading wine and spirits companies have combined their expertise to create two of the country’s first vintage vermouths.

Two Paddocks riesling treats

22 Jan 2024

Wine producer and renowned actor Sam Neill focuses on two varieties: pinot noir and riesling. Pinot noir is a logical choice. It is Central Otago’s star turn both in quality and quantity. Exporting Central Otago pinot noir may not be as easy as watching the phone and waiting for it to ring but it is not far away.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers reveal secret passion project: Aces & Arrows

21 Jan 2024

Pernod Ricard Winemakers has launched Aces & Arrows, an innovative wine brand with a different story and winemaker behind each wine. This release includes a 2022 Riverland Vermentino, 2020 Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner, 2022 Central Otago Pinot Noir and 2019 Barossa Valley Grenache.

The Valli pinot noir experience

8 Jan 2024

“When you drink a Valli wine you are enjoying more than just a wine, you are experiencing a place,” says Grant Taylor, founder and winemaker.

Three new Directors for Bragato Research Institute

12 Dec 2023

Bragato Research Institute drives New Zealand’s grape and wine research, innovation and extension so that New Zealand remains renowned for its exceptional wine. As Bragato Research Institute (BRI) grows and matures, our Board of Directors has evolved too. During 2023, Directors Dr Di McCarthy and Prof Charlie Eason both stood down, and we now welcome three new Directors to the BRI Board; Emma Taylor, James Dicey, and Greg Mann.

Winemaker opens Kurow bar

18 Dec 2023

Celebrated Otago winemaker Grant Taylor is toasting his latest venture, opening the Valli Wine Bar in Kurow.
And with a move to the nearby Hakataramea Valley early next year, Mr Taylor is also looking forward to spending time behind the bar in the town’s former post office.

Sparkling growth a threat and opportunity

13 Dec 2023

Sparkling wine is no longer tethered to formality and festivities, with consumers increasingly popping the cork for a quiet drink after work or a wine match with a casual dinner.

A bright future for New Zealand sparkling wine

14 Dec 2023

Pernod Ricard's sparkling production in Marlborough has almost doubled in the past five years, with some Sauvignon Blanc blocks now being redeveloped to help fill demand.

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