• The Organic Focus Vineyard Project

    The Organic Focus Vineyard Project is documenting and demonstrating the realities of organic growing, in three major New Zealand wine regions. This website, and project field days, explain the organic production cycle as it unfolds through the seasons. Learn alongside the focus vineyard managers as they transition their vines to certified organic management, and as they compare their organic vineyards with side by side conventionally managed vineyards.

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Gibbston Valley Wines: Introducing the Focus Vineyard

The Winemakers’ Perspective By Sascha Herbert and Christopher Keys, Gibbston Valley Wines Being attracted to organic farming is a natural part of caring about how we live and maintaining the earth’s resources. This green attraction drives us to search out better business models that consider the environment, how we use resources and how to use […]

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Mission Estate: Introducing the Focus Vineyard

By Caine Thompson, Viticulturist, Mission Estate Leaving as minimal impact as possible on the land is what has drawn me to organic winegrowing. As intensification of farming systems has increased we need to balance this with further care and attention of our plants and soils. If this can be achieved under an organic system with […]

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Wither Hills: Introducing the Focus Vineyard

By Jacqueline MacLaurin, Viticulture Technician, Wither Hills It wasn’t until I was attending our first block course for the Taruna College Certificate in Applied Organics and Biodynamics being held in Marlborough this year, that I realised how many winegrowers are involved in organics, both from company and privately owned vineyards. It’s great to see Marlborough, […]

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