2014 – Good Year for NZ Wine Directory

New Zealand is a land like no other – New Zealand wine is an experience like no other. We are proud to be supporting the New Zealand Wine Industry and all related businesses and will continue to do so throughout 2015 and on into the future… To look forward you need to occasionally look back and see how far you’ve come so here goes… Since relaunching in September 2011, The New Zealand Wine Directory has been steadily growing into one of the most visited wine websites in NZ. At the end of 2014 we have now had 3.9 Million Page … Continue reading

Preparing Land for Viticulture in 1905

Preparing Land for Viticulture in 1905 “Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19050323-15-3′ … Continue reading

How Sauvignon Blanc is Made

Yealands Family Wines senior winemaker, Jeff Fyfe, takes us through the process of turning grapes to wine – in this case How Sauvignon Blanc is Made. … Continue reading

Mud House Sponsors Ladies Helm racing at Waikawa Boating Club

Mud House Sponsors Ladies Helm racing at Waikawa Boating Club Mud House is encouraging women in the Marlborough community to share their taste for adventure through sailing, as the new sponsor of the Waikawa Boating Club Ladies Helm racing series. The Ladies Helm race is the first of the official series, and is held over two races, held on the 23rd December and 13th January. The trophy is awarded to the top boat helmed by a lady. Waikawa Boating Club Manager, Sue van Velzen is pleased to have more exposure and support for the event. “We’ve certainly noticed an increase … Continue reading

NMIT Launches New Degree in Viticulture and Winemaking

NMIT Launches New Degree in Viticulture and Winemaking – A new viticulture and winemaking degree with a strong focus on practical and applied training will be launched at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) next year. The new Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking will begin in 2015 at NMIT’s Marlborough campus. NMIT has offered viticulture and wine education for the past 23 years and previously, NMIT’s Diploma in Viticulture and Wine Production graduates were able to pathway into the Lincoln University Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology which could be studied at NMIT’s Marlborough campus. NMIT Chief Executive Tony Gray said … Continue reading


Bryan Andrews Auctioneers are having a DAIRY PLANT & EQUIPMENT auction including some stainless steel tanks suitable for wine making TUESDAY 16TH DECEMBER 368 KINGS ROAD LEESTON To View Full details and photos visit http://www.lot1.co.nz To download and print a list of items Download the Auction PDF … Continue reading

Vine Sight expands into New Zealand

Vine Sight expands into New Zealand Vine Sight’s Tom and Alison Stephens have been removing and re-working vines across Australia for more than five years. In August the business received its first New Zealand contract, opening up a range of opportunities for the business in a new market. Expert help for removing vines is now available across Australia and New Zealand and the services of a business like Vine Sight can make the job less time consuming and actually save a vineyard owner thousands of dollars in the long term. Vine Sight has spent years establishing a well-respected business in … Continue reading

Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay takes top spot at 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay takes top spot at 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards A Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay won the top prize at the 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards held at the Pettigrew Green Arena in Taradale last night. Vidal Estate won the prestigious Air New Zealand Champion Wine of the Show Trophy for its Vidal Legacy Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2013. The wine also won the Rabobank New Zealand Limited Champion Chardonnay Trophy. Vidal Estate, which is one of the oldest wineries in New Zealand, went on to win a third trophy, the Waitoa Free Range Chicken Champion Exhibition White … Continue reading

Small Winery Soars Sky High – Lowburn Ferry Wines

Boutique Central Otago producer Lowburn Ferry Wines has capped a string of elite awards for its wines in the past fortnight with the announcement that its pinot noirs will be served in British Airways first class cabins from early next year. Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2011 will be on board on British Airways flights on the Asia-Pacific sector from March and vineyard owners Jean and Roger Gibson say the association with this premier airline represents a significant endorsement for Lowburn Ferry. They hope the first class patrons, being more or less a “captive audience” will learn more about … Continue reading

National Wine Shows recognise Waipara Hills Aromatic Wines

National Wine Shows recognise Waipara Hills Aromatic Wines. Waipara Hills are quietly developing a fine reputation for crafting award winning aromatic wines. Medals won by Waipara Hills for their 2013 Pinot Gris and Riesling is assisting the Waipara Valley’s reputation as one of New Zealand’s finest aromatic wine producing regions. Recent success at three local wine shows; the New World Wine Awards, New Zealand International Wine Show and Canterbury’s International Aromatic Competition, includes nine medals for Waipara Hills. Waipara Hills Winemaker, Simon McGeorge is pleased to be part of the increasing success for aromatics hailing from the Waipara Valley. “These … Continue reading