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Sunday 4 October 2015


Villa Maria appoints new group chief winemaker

Nick Picone has spoken of Villa Maria’s organic ambitions and the rare white grape used in its low-alcohol rosé following his appointment as new group chief winemaker.

Friday, September 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Failed vineyard ‘unlikely’ to repay debts

Marlborough’s Isabel Estate Vineyard still owes more than NZ$4.5 million after going into receivership last year.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Marlborough Sauvignon shortage could be ‘healthy’

A Sauvignon shortage in Marlborough could be healthy for the image and profitability of the famous New Zealand region, according to one producer.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 1 Comment »

On this day 1704…Marlborough fights at Blenheim

The town of Blenheim in the famous winemaking province of Marlborough were named after a general and the battle he fought in Germany on this day in 1704.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 No Comments »

NZ predicts Sauvignon Blanc shortage

News of an upcoming Sauvignon Blanc shortage has been confirmed by New Zealand Winegrowers as the 2015 vintage is almost one third smaller than last year.

Monday, June 8th, 2015 No Comments »

NZ grape scarcity to push up Cloudy Bay prices

Buyers of famous New Zealand wine brand Cloudy Bay can expect price increases later this year following the dramatically reduced 2015 vintage in the country.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Boutique New Zealand winery’s grand plans for future

The Glover family in Marlborough are firmly making their mark as a small but mighty producer with an award-winning array of aromatics and Pinot Noir.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Moa gets expansion approval

New Zealand craft brewery Moa has been given approval to expand its Marlborough site after resolving a long-running dispute.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Cloudy Bay goes gardening

Cloudy Bay has recruited a pair of landscape architects to translate the Kiwi brand’s flavours and structure into a garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Couple turning barrels into skateboards

A couple based in Marlborough, New Zealand, have found an innovative use for old wine barrels – turning them into skateboards.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

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