Posts tagged "Sauvignon Blanc"

Low-alcohol project gathers momentum

[18 January/Radio New Zealand Business] The New Zealand wine industry is halfway through a seven-year research project to wines for export that are naturally low in alcohol.  The Lifestyle Wines Primary Growth Partnership is targeting producing wines with 8 to 10% alcohol by volume with work being done on Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot...

NZ wine export revenue rises to record $1.66 billion

[18 December/Radio New Zealand] The wine industry has experienced a bumper year and is optimistic about further export growth. A new report shows that a record $1.66 billion was made in wine export revenue this year with volumes rising to key markets like the US, UK and Australia. The larger operators continue to report higher...

Vineyard leasing an appealing lifestyle option

[27 November/ NZ Herald] The huge growth in global demand for Sauvignon Blanc wine has put pressure on existing vineyard area, and has left win companies hunting down new areas for grape supply that still fell within the Marlborough region. Options for buying more land were becoming increasingly capital hungry, as vineyard prices started to...