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Winepress – May 2020

This issue of Winepress looks at: Harvest 2020 Marlborough wine companies are counting their luck, after harvesting the 2020 vintage amidst a national lockdown. But the vintage will be remembered for more than winery bubbles and Covid-19 precautions, with excellent … Continue reading

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Labour compliance

Marlborough has built an enviable reputation for compliance and we all need to maintain those high standards. Whether you employ staff directly or use contractors it is important to ensure compliance with all labour laws. COVID-19 The New Zealand Winegrowers … Continue reading

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Vintage 2020: Great fruit from an extraordinary harvest

Marlborough wine companies are counting their luck, after harvesting the 2020 vintage amidst a national lockdown. But the vintage will be remembered for more than winery bubbles and Covid-19 precautions, with a benign season delivering excellent fruit. “If you didn’t … Continue reading

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Four-cordon, long-spur pruning Video

BRI have recently provided information on pruning options during a potential labour shortage, including a fact sheet, Q&A and handout on long-spur pruning. These resources, and newly released information below, can all be found on the NZ Wine members’ site under … Continue reading

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A virtually perfect Sauvignon Blanc Day.

Sauvignon Blanc Day is a perfect chance to connect with wine lovers around the world, in a hashtag hoorah for the people, places and stories of this remarkable variety. Marlborough will help lead the charge in the May 1 celebrations … Continue reading

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Winepress – April 2020. Digital Only.

We have chosen to provide only a digital edition of the April Winepress Magazine for all our members and subscribers as we consider this the timeliest, and safest option for all. The content has been changed and updated rapidly so … Continue reading

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Safe Harvest Hotline 09 306 5649

Safe Harvest Hotline 09 306 5649 safeharvest@nzwine.com The Government is trusting our industry to adhere to the key principles they have set out for our sector to be an essential service; Government’s single goal is to stop the spread of … Continue reading

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Important message to Members from your Wine Marlborough Board

The Government is trusting our industry to adhere to the key principles they have set out for our sector to be an essential service. Government’s single goal is to stop the spread of COVID-19 and Wine Marlborough takes this responsibility … Continue reading

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Greening Marlborough

Greening Marlborough is a new landscape-scale planting programme supported by the Marlborough District Council, New Zealand Winegrowers and promotes the values of Te Ao Māori. By providing grants for growers to plant more native trees on vineyards, Greening Marlborough aims … Continue reading

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COVID-19: NZW response update

The main NZ government portal for all COVID-19 information and advice is https://covid19.govt.nz New Zealand Winegrowers have formed a COVID-19 Wine Industry Response Team Wine for some time, and Wine Marlborough supports this team. We will share all email updates … Continue reading

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Updated Cellar Door Opening Hours

20.05.26 WM Level 2 hours 20.05.26 WM Winter Trail Please note these hours are different to our published Wine Trail map. Please make sure to follow all travel advice published here.

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Winepress – March 2020

This issue of Winepress looks at: Harvest 2020 Marlborough has had a “dream run” in the lead-up to the 2020 harvest, with excellent flowering, sunny weather and little disease pressure. “Who wouldn’t be happy with weather like this?”Asks Mike Insley … Continue reading

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Winepress – February 2020

This issue of Winepress looks at: Balancing Act – A survey into the work-life balance of Marlborough winemakers has revealed plenty of love for the region and industry, but a concerning trend around work hours. Direct to customer – Marlborough has a “tremendous strategic opportunity” to benefit from direct … Continue reading

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