Posts tagged "Winemaker"

Autumn heatwave welcomed by Waikato grape grower

[07 March/Stuff NZ] Waikato’s largest winemaker Vilagrad has welcomed the Autumn heatwave, with their vines receiving more hours of sunshine and intense flavours developed in the grapes. According to Winemaker Jacob Nooyen, hot dry days and cold nights have resulted in the vineyard starting its harvest two weeks early. Hot days increase sugars in the...

Pickers fill the fields as grape harvest begin

[03 March/Otago Daily Times] The first day of Autumn marked the first day of grape harvesting in Central Otago. Vineyard staff have been put to work on Quartz Reef’s 30ha of fields in Bendigo. Rudi Bauer, Quartz Reef Winemaker said that this is a typical time of year to start harvesting and that the main...

Te Awa trumps wine awards

[21 October/New Zealand Herald] The Te Awa Single Estate Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 won the Champion Wine of Show on Tuesday night at the Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards. The judges were impressed with its structure and texture, remarking that it was its floral/dried herb and spicy lift that set...

Alleged wine fraud by Canterbury wine producer a threat to billion-dollar trade

[4 August/ Stuff] Southern Boundary Wines Ltd face 156 charges in a case alleging their wine carried false information about its variety, vintage or origin. The case, brought forward by the Ministry for Primary Industries, was the first time charges had been laid under New Zealand’s Wine Act. MPI also claimed the defendants destroyed or...