The US is to become NZ’s largest market by volume and value by the end of this year, according to Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers.
With vineyard area near capacity, Marlborough must focus on building value rather than volume growth, insists Brancott Estate’s chief winemaker.
Proving that few grapes can beat the malleability and creative potential of Chardonnay was last month’s Masters tasting, where top-price pours and cheaper oaked styles fared well.
Wealthy Asians are broadening their search for wine estates, driving major price hikes in regions such as Sonoma, Hawke’s Bay and Barossa Valley.
The world’s first sonic wine bar, where wines are matched to specific pieces of music, has opened in Christchurch, New Zealand.
A New Zealand winery has broken a world record by staging a wine launch at 17,000 feet in the shadow of Mount Everest.
New Zealand’s sixth largest exporter, Yealands Wine Group, has embarked on a strategic review with the aim of fast-tracking expansion plans.
New Zealand Winegrowers has welcomed a new free trade deal with South Korea as offering a “significant boost” to this major export target market.
The winery that claims to be New Zealand’s only Gamay producer has suggested that this grape variety has scope to fulfil a similar role for the country as Sauvignon Blanc.
A new organic wine agreement with the EU means New Zealand’s organic wine certifications will soon be recognised in Europe.
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