16th June 2021 Scales / Wine
Agribusiness Scales Corporation has confirmed it has walked away from any potential purchase of NZ winemaker Villa Maria Estates.
Entries close on Friday 2 July and judging will take place in Marlborough in late July before the results are announced later in the year.
Hawke’s Bay winery Sacred Hill has been placed on the market by its receivers.
A smaller than hoped for 2021 harvest means many New Zealand wineries will face tough decisions over who they can supply in their key markets, according to NZ Wine.
Yealands chief winemaker Nat Christensen has echoed his peers reporting on a challenging 2021 harvest alongside expectations of a stellar vintage.
After a smaller than usual harvest this year, family-owned winemaker Babich said New Zealand winemakers are excited about the excellent fruit and wine quality, though careful management of inventory is required to meet escalating global demand.
Dionysus Investments says it is at the start of an ‘ultra premium’ Asia strategy.
Australia’s Joval Wine Group is set to expand its Nanny Goat vineyard in Central Otago after being cleared to buy a $1.05m neighbouring property by the Overseas Investment Office.
Wine business Dionysus Investments, which owns the Messenger, Mutu and Moana Park Estate brands, has poached two marketing specialists from The Warehouse Group to expand its Auckland team.
Gilmours has selected its top 20 global wine varieties available in New Zealand for its inaugural International Wine Competition kicking off this week.
New Zealand Food Safety is reviewing how wine for export is determined to be free from obvious fault.
A soil health field day is to be hosted on 2 June in Marlborough to provide a forum for grape producers and those involved in the viticulture industry to look at how to get back up to speed after a poor-yielding 2021 harvest.
North Canterbury’s Terrace Edge has won the Organic Winery of the Year award at the annual Organic Wine Awards.
The company which owns well-known wine business Villa Maria has been placed into receivership.
Foley Wines has added its voice to the chorus of winemakers reporting poor harvest results with close to a 30% decrease on last year.
Terra Vitae takes “some consolidation” that it was at the lower end of the 20% to 50% hit taken across the wider industry.
The Blenheim business took out the wine industry category at the 2021 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards.
The programme was developed following conversations with the New Zealand Winegrowers to identify skills needed in the industry.
Treasury Wine Estates has been named as one of the top companies to work in Australia and New Zealand.
Wineries will have to pick and choose who to supply as the smaller vintage compounds already low stock levels.
Garden City Helicopters have launched a new Heli Winery Tour to Waipara Valley.
A poor harvest is set to put a dent in Marlborough Wine Estates’ performance this year.
The estate is well known for its Pinot Noir, Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Gris wines.
A variety of rare vintage wines will be up for auction, as Jing Song from Crown Range Cellars puts wine from her personal cellar on the block.
The agribusiness confirms it is in the running to buy Villa Maria in what would be its first foray into wine.
Wine maker Giesen has refreshed its brand, with an updated updated crest and new packaging.
Villa Maria Estate has appointed Winebow Imports its new exclusive import representative in the US.
Villa Maria has unveiled its new EarthGarden range.
But the company says it is “delighted” to raise $1.34m, despite a deeply discounted SPP.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is supporting a series of wellbeing workshops for the wine industry in the wake of Covid-19.
The number of vineyard sales almost doubled compared to 2019, says the agent.
Trinity Hill has new ownership after being purchased outright by four local investors.
There will be 40 lots of wine, many of which were being specially blended, at this year’s event.
The proposals looked to update current cost recovery settings for a range of existing services, including levies on poultry, bees and dairy.
Wellington-based Te Aro Wine is relocating to New Plymouth and rebranding as Known Unknown.
Marlborough wine producer Lawson’s Dry Hill has achieved carbon zero status.
Last year’s record wine result was in contrast to falls in each of the previous two years.
Strong global sales growth saw the winemaker’s interim profit leap 31% in a record-breaking run to the end of 2020.
US billionaire Bill Foley’s Kiwi company suffers sales falls in its largest overseas markets.
The wine company says it is looking to raise the new funding to progress growth opportunities in NZ.
It comes after the wine firm had its first-ever profitable year as an NZX listed company.
The Waikato-based wine and gin maker is doing so through its wine collaboration with Sarah Jessica Parker.
Clarke is known throughout the industry both internationally and locally.
New Zealand Winegrowers say exports to key international markets have increased “beyond expectations”.
The organic winery has been put up for sale by its receivers.
Wine Monster was founded by the team behind craft beer subscription service Beer Hug.
Online growth and investment in technology and sales teams also helped the winemaker to a record year.
Construction has started on The Old Winery, home to Foley Wines.
The Renwick wine trail is in its final stages of construction.
The redevelopment has been split into two stages, including a brewery and winery.
Waikato wine company Invivo & Co has scooped two awards in the TVNZ-New Zealand Marketing Awards 2020.
Family-owned Babich Wines has thrown its support behind the Made with Care campaign.
Villa Maria Estate is selling off 31 hectares of land in Māngere to raise funds for global expansion.
The wine and gin maker has announced Mark Darrow as its new chair.
The Dunedin-based star helps winemakers automate the fermentation analysis process.
Last year its vineyards produced 17% below the winemaker’s budgeted target.
New Zealand wine exports continue to perform strongly, increasing by 10.7% in the eight months to August.
Clearview Estate Winery’s 2019 Beachhead Chardonnay has taken the top trophy.
Terra Vitae Vineyards’ traded at an operating profit of $1.16m for the year ended June 2020.
Marlborough Wine Estates has posted its first-ever profitable year as an NZX listed company.
The 17th OpenAir Cinema season will start on 27 December 2020 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North.
Villa Maria Estate has developed New Zealand’s first wine-based seltzer, launching later this month.
A Marlborough winery has been awarded the only gold medal across all New Zealand wine categories.
Marlborough winemaker Lawson’s Dry Hills has won a number of gold medals at the New Zealand International Wine Show.
Palliser Estate Wines says its FY20 results were better than expected, despite numerous Covid-19 impacts.
The 2020 New World Wine Awards Top 50 list under $25 has been announced, with sparkling wines emerging as the big winners and latest consumer trend.
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