Grapes Aplenty

June marked a significant viticultural milestone for NZ, with the opening of its 500th winery. The honour goes to St Lukes Estate Wines Ltd in Blenheim. “In 1995 there were 204 wineries in NZ,” said John Barker of NZ Winegrowers’. “With the opening of the 500th winery this year, the numbers have more than doubled.”

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