Hawkes Bay

Hawke’s Bay wine production drops in 2017

Wine production in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay has suffered losses due to incessant rains in March, bringing down its total production from 2016’s 42,000 tonnes to 33,000 tonnes in 2017.

Villa Maria launches ‘flagship’ £90 Ngakirikiri wine

New Zealand's Villa Maria has launched its most expensive wine to date, naming its Ngakirikiri from the Gimblett Gravels as the brand's new flagship wine.

Asian Chardonnay Masters 2017: Results

Chardonnay, a neutral grape variety, proved that with the right terroir and skills of its winemakers, it can produce thrilling, savoury and age-worthy expressions as found in our Asian Chardonnay Masters competition.

Syrah Masters 2017: the results in full

We bring you all the medallists from our 2017 Syrah Masters, along with a full analysis of the key findings from this year's competition, including the hot spots for this underrated grape.

New Zealand in pictures

February 27th, 2017

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