Organic targets set

Twenty per cent of vineyards in New Zealand will be farmed organically or biodynamically by 22, according to a new target set by Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ). “By 22, even if we only achieve 2 per cent of the vinelands in our country as being certified organic and biodynamic, it will be a giant step towards enforcing our very precious environmental image to wine connoisseurs all over the world,” said James Millton, organic grower and winemaker, and chairman of OWNZ. Organic Winegrowers, a 14-member association, set the target after signing a Memorandum of Understanding last year to promote organic production through education, research and marketing — claimed as the first long-term commitment of its kind in New Zealand.


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Phil Wood in Charge of Dream Restaurant Project

Phil Wood in Charge of Dream Restaurant Project

New Zealander Phil Wood, 35, has been singled out by Australian property magnate John Gandel to be the “culinary director” of the most ambitious restaurant development in Australia. Wood’s new winery…