19th May 2022 Wine
Canterbury boutique vineyard and accommodation business, Waipara River Estate, is up for sale with a price tag of at least $2.5m.
New Zealand wine festival Winetopia has added more events to its three-city schedule.
Marlborough Wine Estates Group Limited says it expects to make a net profit after tax of between $0.3m and $0.4m for the year to June 2022. The result turns around MORE »
New Zealand Winegrowers says more than 96% of all vineyard area in New Zealand is now certified as sustainable, with 10% of wineries holding organic certification.
Foley Wines is estimating its final 2022 vintage harvest will be up 65% up on last year’s 5,582 tonnes.
The largest contract wine-making facility in Northland – delivering vine to bottle services for more than 30 vineyards in the region – has been placed on the market for sale.
Terra Vitae Vineyards, which supplies grapes to Villa Maria, has advised that a record harvest of 5633 tonnes was achieved for the 2022 vintage.
If supply chain disruption turns structural tactical responses like pricing changes will not be sufficient.
The association plans to petition the Unicode Consortium to develop a white wine emoji option.
Marlborough Wine’s Toi Toi brand is sponsoring the Birds New Zealand society to survey remote areas of the country and gather bird observation data.
The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail showcases the best in food and wine from across the Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington, and Marlborough regions.
A good-looking showcase of Seaspray Vineyard in Marlborough, from Villa Maria.
New Zealand Winegrowers says the freshly signed free trade agreement with Britain will support future growth and encourage exporters to focus on that market.
Hawke’s Bay boutique winery Clearview Estate has done it again – winning the Champion Wine of Show at the New Zealand International Wine Show on the weekend.
Case sales across Australia, NZ and Asia Pacific jumped 14% but it wasn’t enough to make up for increased costs.
Villa Maria guides us through the making of its Attorney Marlborough Pinot Noir.
Ongoing international demand and low stock levels have winemakers hoping for a significantly larger harvest this year, after a 19% drop in yield in 2021.
Wānaka food and wine festival Ripe will take place online on 19 March, the same day the cancelled live event was due to take place.
New Zealand’s largest wine event will be heading to three main centres later this year.
Beverage makers report strong peak summer sales, although rising costs and event cancellations eat into performance.
Marlborough Wine Estates says it has grown its international distribution significantly since July 2021.
After running the inaugural event in 2021, New Zealand Winegrowers will be kicking off the second New Zealand Wine Week on 8 February 2022.
New Zealand Winegrowers has named five recipients for its 2021 Fellows awards.
Marlborough Wine Estates has appointed Winesellers its exclusive USA importer for its OTU Estate brand.
Saint Clair’s Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2021 has won the Champion Wine title at the 2021 Marlborough Wine Show.
Saint Clair has won a gold medal and the trophy for the best wine from New Zealand at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition.
New Zealand’s meat and wine exports have enjoyed a strong September 2021 quarter with the value of the former surging.
Marlborough’s Highfield TerraVin vineyard, cellar door, and restaurant, designed in part by Sir Michael Fowler, is for sale.
The canned wine exporter launches a multimillion-dollar expansion into North America, after turning the head of supermarket chain Whole Foods.
Villa Maria grape supplier Terra Vitae Vineyards has dipped into the red after what it said was “an extremely difficult growing year,” according to its 2021 annual report.
Actor Sam Neill has put his Gibbston vineyard, The First Paddock, up for sale.
Foley Wines has lined up the purchase of a 55.5-hectare Central Otago pinot noir vineyard to supply grapes to its Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg brand.
Terra Vitae Vineyards says Villa Maria Estate will remain one of its cornerstone shareholders with a 21.89% stake following the completion of its sale to Indevin Group.
Villa Maria was valued at $190m for its sale to Indevin Group in early August.
Winemaker Delegat Group says it will invest $29.7m in FY22 to provide earnings growth in the years ahead.
A smaller vintage sees the value of exports drop 3% just as industry achieves its 10-year $2bn goal.
Marlborough Wine Estates Group has appointed the Hayward Bros as the UK distributor for its OTU Estate brand.
A Marlborough organic sauvignon blanc vineyard has been placed on the market for sale.
The New World Wine Awards judging has started in Marlborough, with an independent panel of experts spending three days considering more than 1,100 wine entries.
Emerging Wairarapa winery Alexia hires a distributor to help push into Auckland’s premium on-premises and speciality retail trade.
Winemaking group Sacred Hill was tipped into receivership after amassing debts and liabilities of $98.5m according to a report from the joint receivers who are handling the sale of the Hawke’s Bay business.
Delegat Group has released its unaudited numbers for the 2021 year, but warned the official numbers are likely to be worse when they come out in late August.
Giesen Wines is planning to release its third 0% wine – a Rosé – following the launch of its Pinot Gris this month and Sauvignon Blanc last year.
New Carrick Winery owners Tony and Alison Cleland say they aim to rebuild the brand and make it a winery destination for locals as well as visitors from further afield.
New Zealand secured its place in the 10 best wines of the International Wine Challenge 2021 with the Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard 2019 from Central Otago claiming the IWC Sustainable Trophy.
The 2021 Women in Wine NZ Mentoring Programme has kicked off, seeing eleven women wine industry mentors working paired with up-and-comers for six months.
Wellington startup Marama Labs is charting a course for global growth after raising $1.25m for its winemaking technology.
The Flying Winemaker group has signed a distribution deal which will see its wine sold in foodservice outlets across Mainland China.
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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