Focus on quality foremost
The largest research and development program undertaken by the New Zealand wine industry is under way, in the hopes of putting New Zealand at the forefront for high quality, naturally produced ”lifestyle” low-alcohol and low-calorie wines. But what role does Central Otago have to play? Liam Cavanagh reports. Before winning the Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year competition last month, Mike Winter gave a speech at the annual black-tie winemakers Feraud dinner in Cromwell.