Wine People

The merits of being top

A year after Waiheke red wine specialist, Destiny Bay, learned that they had been awarded top spot in The Real Review Top Wineries of New Zealand 2021 Bob Campbell MW asked owner/winemaker Sean Spratt what impact the award had on their business.

Letter from Vienna

Chris Yorke was global marketing director at NZ Winegrowers for 15 years before accepting a position as CEO for the Austrian Wine Marketing Board a little over two years ago.

Stellar wines from Stella Bella

Winemaker Luke Jolliffe’s precise attention to detail no doubt helped him get Stella Bella Wines into the top 20 of The Real Review’s Top Wineries of Australia 2022.

Flowerdays at Te Whare Ra

Anna and Jason Flowerday bought the 11-hectare Marlborough vineyard and winery Te Whare Ra in 2003. It was originally planted in 1979 and is one of the oldest vineyards in the region.

Women in wine are winning

International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8th, prompting the celebration of the distinguished women winemakers of Australia. And there are many of them.