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Thursday 17 June 2021

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Scales walks away from Villa Maria 16th June 2021 /

Scales walks away from Villa Maria

Agribusiness Scales Corporation has confirmed it has walked away from any potential purchase of NZ winemaker Villa Maria Estates.


Entries open for New World Wine Awards 16th June 2021 /

Entries open for New World Wine Awards

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’s Sacred Hill for sale 15th June 2021 /

Hawke’s Bay’s Sacred Hill for sale

Hawke’s Bay winery Sacred Hill has been placed on the market by its receivers.


Smaller harvest means tough decisions – NZ Wine 14th June 2021

Smaller harvest means tough decisions – NZ Wine

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 harvest big on quality, moderate on crops 10th June 2021 /

Yealands harvest big on quality, moderate on crops

Yealands chief winemaker Nat Christensen has echoed his peers reporting on a challenging 2021 harvest alongside expectations of a stellar vintage.


Reduced volume, increased quality for winemakers – Babich 8th June 2021 /

Reduced volume, increased quality for winemakers – Babich

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.


Kiwi wine company’s big play for Japan’s luxury market 1st June 2021 /

Kiwi wine company’s big play for Japan’s luxury market

Dionysus Investments says it is at the start of an ‘ultra premium’ Asia strategy.


Joval Wines to expand Otago vineyard 1st June 2021 /

Joval Wines to expand Otago vineyard

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.


Dionysus poaches The Warehouse marketing talent 31st May 2021 /

Dionysus poaches The Warehouse marketing talent

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.


Top international wines picked for inaugural Gilmours awards 26th May 2021 /

Top international wines picked for inaugural Gilmours awards

Gilmours has selected its top 20 global wine varieties available in New Zealand for its inaugural International Wine Competition kicking off this week.


Consultation starts on wine export evaluation 25th May 2021

Consultation starts on wine export evaluation

New Zealand Food Safety is reviewing how wine for export is determined to be free from obvious fault.


Poor yields prompt Marlborough viticulture field day 24th May 2021

Poor yields prompt Marlborough viticulture field day

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.


Terrace Edge wins Organic Winery of the Year 20th May 2021 /

Terrace Edge wins Organic Winery of the Year

North Canterbury’s Terrace Edge has won the Organic Winery of the Year award at the annual Organic Wine Awards.


Receivers appointed to Villa Maria owner 19th May 2021 /

Receivers appointed to Villa Maria owner

The company which owns well-known wine business Villa Maria has been placed into receivership.


Foley Wines joins poor harvest chorus 4th May 2021 /

Foley Wines joins poor harvest chorus

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 Vineyards yield down 21% 3rd May 2021

Terra Vitae Vineyards yield down 21%

Terra Vitae takes “some consolidation” that it was at the lower end of the 20% to 50% hit taken across the wider industry.


Lawson’s Dry Hill gets green gong 30th April 2021

Lawson’s Dry Hill gets green gong

The Blenheim business took out the wine industry category at the 2021 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards.


EIT to offer postgraduate suite in wine business and innovation 29th April 2021

EIT to offer postgraduate suite in wine business and innovation

The programme was developed following conversations with the New Zealand Winegrowers to identify skills needed in the industry.


TWE named one of the best places to work 22nd April 2021 /

TWE named one of the best places to work

Treasury Wine Estates has been named as one of the top companies to work in Australia and New Zealand.


Smaller vintage to dent $2bn wine export market 21st April 2021

Smaller vintage to dent $2bn wine export market

Wineries will have to pick and choose who to supply as the smaller vintage compounds already low stock levels.


New heli wine experience launches 21st April 2021

New heli wine experience launches

Garden City Helicopters have launched a new Heli Winery Tour to Waipara Valley.


MWE revenue warning after poor harvest 19th April 2021 /

MWE revenue warning after poor harvest

A poor harvest is set to put a dent in Marlborough Wine Estates’ performance this year.


Lime Rock vineyard up for sale 15th April 2021

Lime Rock vineyard up for sale

The estate is well known for its Pinot Noir, Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Gris wines.


Award-wining pinot, rare French vintages up for auction 30th March 2021 /

Award-wining pinot, rare French vintages up for auction

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.


Scales in the frame for $200m Villa Maria purchase 24th March 2021 /

Scales in the frame for $200m Villa Maria purchase

The agribusiness confirms it is in the running to buy Villa Maria in what would be its first foray into wine.


Giesen wines get a facelift 17th March 2021 /

Giesen wines get a facelift

Wine maker Giesen has refreshed its brand, with an updated updated crest and new packaging.


Villa Maria pursues US growth with new partnership 16th March 2021 /

Villa Maria pursues US growth with new partnership

Villa Maria Estate has appointed Winebow Imports its new exclusive import representative in the US.


Villa Maria unveils organic, vegan range 15th March 2021 /

Villa Maria unveils organic, vegan range

Villa Maria has unveiled its new EarthGarden range.


MWE falls short of $2m fundraising target 10th March 2021 /

MWE falls short of $2m fundraising target

But the company says it is “delighted” to raise $1.34m, despite a deeply discounted SPP.


MPI launches wellbeing workshops for wine sector 5th March 2021 /

MPI launches wellbeing workshops for wine sector

The Ministry for Primary Industries is supporting a series of wellbeing workshops for the wine industry in the wake of Covid-19.


Strong sales for Marlborough vineyards in 2020 – Colliers 3rd March 2021

Strong sales for Marlborough vineyards in 2020 – Colliers

The number of vineyard sales almost doubled compared to 2019, says the agent.


Trinity Hill under new ownership 3rd March 2021 /

Trinity Hill under new ownership

Trinity Hill has new ownership after being purchased outright by four local investors.


Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction celebrates 30 years 3rd March 2021 /

Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction celebrates 30 years

There will be 40 lots of wine, many of which were being specially blended, at this year’s event.


MPI seeks feedback on cost recovery proposals for animal and wine products 2nd March 2021 /

MPI seeks feedback on cost recovery proposals for animal and wine products

The proposals looked to update current cost recovery settings for a range of existing services, including levies on poultry, bees and dairy.


Te Aro Wine rebrands, moves to New Plymouth 2nd March 2021

Te Aro Wine rebrands, moves to New Plymouth

Wellington-based Te Aro Wine is relocating to New Plymouth and rebranding as Known Unknown.


Lawson’s Dry Hill goes carbon zero 1st March 2021 /

Lawson’s Dry Hill goes carbon zero

Marlborough wine producer Lawson’s Dry Hill has achieved carbon zero status.


Wine, spirits volumes rise, beer falls except for high strength 26th February 2021 /

Wine, spirits volumes rise, beer falls except for high strength

Last year’s record wine result was in contrast to falls in each of the previous two years.


Delegat toasts record half year 25th February 2021 /

Delegat toasts record half year

Strong global sales growth saw the winemaker’s interim profit leap 31% in a record-breaking run to the end of 2020.


NZ bright spot amidst global falls for Foley Wines 25th February 2021 /

NZ bright spot amidst global falls for Foley Wines

US billionaire Bill Foley’s Kiwi company suffers sales falls in its largest overseas markets.


MWE reduces max stake in capital raise 24th February 2021 /

MWE reduces max stake in capital raise

The wine company says it is looking to raise the new funding to progress growth opportunities in NZ.


MWE eyes UK, US expansion 18th December 2020

MWE eyes UK, US expansion

It comes after the wine firm had its first-ever profitable year as an NZX listed company.


Invivo to fund over 330k global school meal programmes 15th December 2020

Invivo to fund over 330k global school meal programmes

The Waikato-based wine and gin maker is doing so through its wine collaboration with Sarah Jessica Parker.


Marlborough Wine Estates snaps up Clarke as OTU winemaker 9th December 2020

Marlborough Wine Estates snaps up Clarke as OTU winemaker

Clarke is known throughout the industry both internationally and locally.


NZ wine exports hit $2bn milestone 1st December 2020

NZ wine exports hit $2bn milestone

New Zealand Winegrowers say exports to key international markets have increased “beyond expectations”.


For sale sign hoisted over Central Otago’s Carrick 1st December 2020 /

For sale sign hoisted over Central Otago’s Carrick

The organic winery has been put up for sale by its receivers.


NZ wines to shine in new subscription service 27th November 2020

NZ wines to shine in new subscription service

Wine Monster was founded by the team behind craft beer subscription service Beer Hug.


‘Super premium’ pays dividends for Delegat 26th November 2020 /

‘Super premium’ pays dividends for Delegat

Online growth and investment in technology and sales teams also helped the winemaker to a record year.


Martinborough gets new wine, gin spot 20th November 2020

Martinborough gets new wine, gin spot

Construction has started on The Old Winery, home to Foley Wines.


Marlborough approves $1.45m for wine trail 16th November 2020

Marlborough approves $1.45m for wine trail

The Renwick wine trail is in its final stages of construction.


Pask Winery begins $2m Omahu Rd expansion 16th November 2020

Pask Winery begins $2m Omahu Rd expansion

The redevelopment has been split into two stages, including a brewery and winery.


F&B firms win national marketing awards 13th November 2020

F&B firms win national marketing awards

Waikato wine company Invivo & Co has scooped two awards in the TVNZ-New Zealand Marketing Awards 2020.


Babich Wines welcomes NZTE F&B campaign 13th November 2020

Babich Wines welcomes NZTE F&B campaign

Family-owned Babich Wines has thrown its support behind the Made with Care campaign.


Villa Maria eyes land sale, capital raise to boost growth 9th November 2020 /

Villa Maria eyes land sale, capital raise to boost growth

Villa Maria Estate is selling off 31 hectares of land in Māngere to raise funds for global expansion.


Invivo and Co appoints Mark Darrow as chair 9th November 2020

Invivo and Co appoints Mark Darrow as chair

The wine and gin maker has announced Mark Darrow as its new chair.


Winely raises $2m in seed round 30th October 2020

Winely raises $2m in seed round

The Dunedin-based star helps winemakers automate the fermentation analysis process.


Terra Vitae rebounds from ‘disappointing’ FY19 29th October 2020

Terra Vitae rebounds from ‘disappointing’ FY19

Last year its vineyards produced 17% below the winemaker’s budgeted target.


NZ wine exports up 11% in 2020 28th October 2020

NZ wine exports up 11% in 2020

New Zealand wine exports continue to perform strongly, increasing by 10.7% in the eight months to August.


Clearview, EuroVintage win top gongs at NZ wine awards 27th October 2020

Clearview, EuroVintage win top gongs at NZ wine awards

Clearview Estate Winery’s 2019 Beachhead Chardonnay has taken the top trophy.


Terra Vitae rebounds from loss to post FY20 profit 22nd October 2020 /

Terra Vitae rebounds from loss to post FY20 profit

Terra Vitae Vineyards’ traded at an operating profit of $1.16m for the year ended June 2020.


Marlborough Wine Estates posts first profitable listed year 21st October 2020

Marlborough Wine Estates posts first profitable listed year

Marlborough Wine Estates has posted its first-ever profitable year as an NZX listed company.


Black Barn Vineyards announces 17th OpenAir event 21st October 2020

Black Barn Vineyards announces 17th OpenAir event

The 17th OpenAir Cinema season will start on 27 December 2020 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North.


Villa Maria launches NZ’s first wine-based seltzer 20th October 2020

Villa Maria launches NZ’s first wine-based seltzer

Villa Maria Estate has developed New Zealand’s first wine-based seltzer, launching later this month.


Marlborough winery wins IWSC gold 16th October 2020

Marlborough winery wins IWSC gold

A Marlborough winery has been awarded the only gold medal across all New Zealand wine categories.


Lawson’s Dry Hills goes gold at International Wine Show 15th October 2020

Lawson’s Dry Hills goes gold at International Wine Show

Marlborough winemaker Lawson’s Dry Hills has won a number of gold medals at the New Zealand International Wine Show.


Palliser Estate reports ‘higher than expected’ FY20 results 14th October 2020

Palliser Estate reports ‘higher than expected’ FY20 results

Palliser Estate Wines says its FY20 results were better than expected, despite numerous Covid-19 impacts.


List of top 50 wines under $25 announced 5th October 2020

List of top 50 wines under $25 announced

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.


Gallo Winery buys Nobilo for $202m 30th June 2020 /

Gallo Winery buys Nobilo for $202m

California-based Gallo Winery has bought New Zealand wine brand Nobilo for $202m from US owner Constellation Brands. Gallo Winery is one of the largest family-owned wineries in the world with MORE »


Delegat Group eyes bigger harvest 25th June 2020

Delegat Group eyes bigger harvest

Wine maker Delegat Group has lifted its expectations of the size of its grape harvest and increased revenue. The good news has boosted the share price to a high of MORE »