Wine research centre needs Marlborough District Council funding
A world-class wine research centre in Marlborough looks set to get the green-light from Government, an industry group says. The proposed New Zealand Research Institute of Viticulture and Oenology is one of three finalists seeking to capture $25 million in government funding and be established as a Regional Research Institute. The proposal is being led by New Zealand Winegrowers. New Zealand Winegrowers general manager for science and innovation Simon Hooker said there was a strong indication from the Government they would be backed.