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Like the sound of vinyl, sometimes it's just better done the old way

Technology has allowed the wine industry to make huge leaps forward since the 1960s but, in recent years, many winemakers have shifted back to older ways of doing some things like wild ferments and organic horticulture.

Like lovers of vinyl record, they find that the traditional, artisan approach can deliver a richness of quality that’s missing from many modern wines. And speaking of quality, and classic vinyl, the Henderson Valley produced more than great winemakers. Peter Posa, one of New Zealand’s first great rock’n’roll exports, was another great local success story.

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