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Wine & Grapes

Could a career in viticulture suit you?

The Rural chats with Glen L Creasy, Senior Lecturer in Viticulture at Lincoln University, to find out what it takes to have a career in Viticulture in New Zealand.

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Keeping your vines healthy: a guide to vine nutrition

Good vine nutrition is the key to healthy and productive grape production. Fruit will ripen earlier, and grape and wine quality will improve. Discover how to improve your vine's nutrition.

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Kiwi wine brand builds trust in China

Hawke’s Bay winery Moana Park has been picked as a model for a new luxury wine store in south-eastern China, a courageous move that promises a foothold for future exports and a close link with Chinese wine consumers.

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Research project aims to improve NZ wine production

Marlborough vineyards have installed over thirty weather-monitoring sites for a $500,000 research project that aims to improve wine production in New Zealand.

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Growing New Zealand wine exports

NZ’s wine industry contributes more than 10% export earnings. As the global market struggles, will organic alternatives become the way of the future?

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This summers dry weather has produced a "sensational" vintage

While this summer's lengthy drought has caused issues for many, the dry season has delivered Brancott Estate a "sensational vintage for Marlborough."

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Preventing Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew: what is it and how to stop it appearing on your grapes to protect your vineyard.

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A Guide to New Zealand Wines

New Zealand is well known for producing some of the best wines in the world. We look at three and their respective food matches.

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