Is there life beyond Marlborough savvie?

12 October 2016 by Geoff Thorpe, New Zealand Winegrower

Firstly, I would like to open with a disclaimer - I am not a wine maker or exporter, nor am I a commercial grape grower or a wine market researcher.

So what am I then? I am a plantsman who has devoted the lion’s share of my horticultural career to developing the craft and the science required to supplying the New Zealand wine industry with world class quality grafted grapevines. Along that journey, we at Riversun have imported over 120 new clones and varieties and in the process have gained some insights into the role those might play in the continued evolution of our remarkable industry.

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