Wine news


NZ news: Changes possible for winery wastewater

Wine companies in Marlborough could be asked to change the way they manage wastewater, to avoid damaging soils. Sampling by the Marlborough District Council has discovered high concentrations of potassium and sodium at disposal sites. Council soil scientist Colin Gray told the environment committee these salts were found in winery […]


Delivering on service….

I don’t know if it is just me, but for the past two weeks the topic of service delivery has cropped up in various social situations I have been in.  I had a particularly bad experience last Thursday with sloppy service from start to finish.  Within the tourism industry, which I have […]


AWRI seeks new managing director 1

Australia’s peak wine research body, the Australian Wine Research Institute, will be seeking a new managing director with the impending departure of Dr Sakkie Pretorius. Pretorius will leave his current position as AWRI managing director to take up a new appointment as deputy vice chancellor and vice president of Research […]


Green waste boosts Hunter grapes

Household green waste is being used as compost at a Hunter Valley winery and vignerons say it is leading to bumper crops. Tyrell’s winery has been taking green waste from households on the New South Wales central coast and using the compost in six semillon and shiraz vineyards. The Office […]


Wine in the deep south…

Internet is fast and convenient, but it does take the fun out of exploration.   We pay bills, order goods and even communicate without having to leave our homes. With this insight I decided to drive further south this morning, taking Ou Kaapse Weg to make my way to Longbeach Mall.  My mission:  […]

Cloud bank over the Constantia Wine Valley as seen from Ou Kaapse Weg.