Amisfield Book Available 1 August 2014

Amisfield Book Available 1 August 2014 Food, wine and stories are the focus of a new book that shines the light on celebrated Central Otago wine producer Amisfield and its award-winning Amisfield Bistro. The book draws together 25 years in the wine business and a decade of running an iconic Queenstown bistro into one beautiful book, reflecting everything that is … Continue reading

New World Wine Awards 2014

New World Wine Awards 2014 Wine judges set to taste over 1,150 wines at one of NZ’s largest wine competitions. With a record number of wines entered in the New World Wine Awards this year, the independent panel of 13 wine experts will spend three days in early August, compared to two in previous years, judging every wine using the … Continue reading

Gold Medal Winners at 2014 Spiegelau Competition

Gold Medal Winners from the 2014 Spiegelau International Wine Competition Our Congratulations to all the Gold Medal winners! Well deserved… Cheers! JB Champagne and Sparkling Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut Champagne Dumangin Brut Grande Reserve Premier Cru Champagne Bollinger Rosé Akarua Rosé Brut Gewurztraminer Grove Mill Gewurztraminer 2013 Hunter’s Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2013 Johanneshof Cellars Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2013 … Continue reading

Spiegelau Competition Delivers 85 Gold Medals

‘Competition delivers 85 gold medals to wines from New Zealand, Australia and Europe’ The 2014 Spiegelau International Wine Competition, held last week in Marlborough, has awarded 85 gold medals, 199 silver and 536 bronze medals resulting in over 60% of all wines judged receiving an accolade. New Zealand wines received 60 of the gold medals, Australia 14, France five with … Continue reading

International judges announced for 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

International judges announced for 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards Two highly respected international wine personalities will be joining this year’s judging panel for the country’s premier wine competition, the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. Respected wine writer David Brookes from Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE, Wine Companion and Wine & Spirits magazines, and Sebastian Braun, one of Sweden’s leading wine … Continue reading

Greystone Wines declared Best International Pinot Noir by Decanter Magazine

Greystone Wines declared Best International Pinot Noir by Decanter Magazine Greystone Wines has won the International Pinot Noir trophy awarded by Decanter magazine, for their Brothers Reserve Waipara Pinot Noir 2012. Decanter magazine is the most influential wine magazine in the world and Greystone faced tough competition from thousands of entries worldwide. Greystone was awarded the Decanter Regional Trophy for … Continue reading

New Zealand Wine Industry Gets WiSE

New Zealand wine industry gets WiSE Monday, 16 June 2014, 5:03 pm Press Release: New Zealand Winegrowers Media release 16 June 2014 – New Zealand wine industry gets WiSE A world leading sustainability scorecard and reporting tool is being launched to New Zealand wineries and grape-growers today. WiSE (Wine Industry Sustainability Engine) will be used by around 2000 wineries and … Continue reading

New Zealand 2014 wine vintage to support export growth

New Zealand 2014 wine vintage to support export growth The 2014 New Zealand grape harvest has been completed with high quality grapes picked across the country. “All grape growing regions experienced very favourable growing conditions through summer and into early autumn. 2014 is set to be another memorable, high quality vintage which will provide a further boost to growing wine … Continue reading

Melba Brajkovich Queen’s Birthday Honours

Melba Brajkovich Queen’s Birthday Honours We are delighted to announce that Melba has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the wine industry and the community. Melba has been the backbone and strength behind the Brajkovich Family at Kumeu River Wines since 1957. Originally very much in … Continue reading

Boutique Wine Festival Brings the Best of NZ to Auckland

Boutique Wine Festival Brings the Best of NZ to Auckland Thursday, 29 May 2014 After a successful launch in 2013, the second annual New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival is set to return to Auckland’s Imperial Building on Sunday 15 June 2014. This year’s festival will see 21 boutique vineyards from around New Zealand showcasing more than 200 wines across a … Continue reading