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Coastal Cleaners – Caring For What We Love
At the end of January, our Marketing, Sales & Marlborough teams, got together to clean-up the Wairau Bar coastline, using Sustainable Coastlines DIY Beach Cleanup Kits.
Helping to Protect New Zealand’s Moana
Babich Wines puts coastal preservation to the fore with sponsorship of Sustainable Coastlines NZ.
Serving up the best of Summer
The ultimate summer event in Auckland is New Zealand’s tennis open, the ASB Classic. Babich Wines are proud to once again be the Official Wine Sponsor of the event, as top players from across the globe serve up sizzling summer action on court.
Vintage 2022 in Review – No Shortage of Excellence
As our 2022 vintage wines begin to make their way into market, our Head Winemaker, Adam Hazeldine, takes a look back and shares his view on Vintage 2022.
Working together to bring in a great harvest
Every vintage is the story of a great coming together. As the grapes reach the peak of their condition, everyone works together to get the best quality fruit into the glass.
The nets are off, as vintage 2022 begins!
Vintage 2022 has officially begun for Babich Wines.
Preparing for Vintage 2022 – Part 2
When the first lot arrives in a couple weeks from now, the team need to be ready to give them the welcome they deserve.
Preparing for Vintage 2022 – Part 1
With summer drawing to a close, soon it will be time for our vines to reward us.
Joe Babich, New Zealand Wine Industry Pioneer, Passes Away, Aged 81
The Babich family is mourning the passing of husband, father, grandfather, and New Zealand wine industry pioneer, Joe Babich, who passed away on 13 January 2022 aged 81.
Summer Among the Vines Pt.2 – Weeds
We love summer….and so do the worrisome weeds
Summer Among the Vines Pt.1 – Flourishing Flowers
Before wine, we need grapes. And before grapes, we need flowers.
Learning from the past, crafting the future
Wine is something of a time machine. When you drink it, it’s a celebration of the present, but the wine is also an encapsulation of the past.
Saving water, and saving our rivers
There’s no better way to finish a hard day’s work than with a plunge into that cool, fresh and pure mountain water.
Riding the wave to healthier oceans
Working with the environment like we do, we have a deep appreciation of its interconnected and circuitous nature.
Doing the right thing for Cure Kids
Babich has created a special limited release wine to help CureKids celebrate their Golden Jubilee and 50th anniversary
Made with Care
It starts with caring for the land and the vines. You need great land, to grow great grapes, to make great wine.
Doubling down on our Organic Vineyards
We’ve set the audacious goal of increasing the size of our organic vineyard estates by 50% in the next three to five years. Converting conventional vineyards to organic is a long process...
The 2021 Vintage Report
With all of our grapes now in the winery, our 2021 vintage is starting to take shape, and it's looking delicious...
Making the most of grape marc
Wine companies typically throw away up to a quarter of their harvest every year.
Making the most of our good fortune
We’re lucky in many ways.
The chilling story of how we make wine
We love heat in the vineyard. But in the winery… not so much.
Time to give back to nature
It’s time to give back.
Running hard right to the finish line
We keep going at it hard until every grape is in the winery.
The great day of reckoning
With the last grapes of the 2021 harvest coming into the winery, comes the day of reckoning.
November rain, March gain
Rain back in November 2020 is paying huge dividends in our Hawke’s Bay vineyards nearly four months later.
Rising to the Covid challenge
Challenges are nothing new to us – we’re always contending with the weather, and that can be a fickle beast!
Getting ready for the rush
Grapes are like honoured guests in the winery.
Come rain and shine . . . in the right places
Winegrowers can be a finicky lot.
Hawke’s Bay vineyards humming along beautifully
Good leaf cover up top and moisture in the soil below is setting up our Hawke’s Bay vineyards for a great run-up to the 2021 harvest.
The new underground movement at Babich
We’re going underground with the slogan: “Water to the roots!”
It’s holiday season … time to work!
For most of us, the festive season is a time to sit back, pour a glass of wine and enjoy a relaxed time with friends and family.
When doing less is more
Our winemakers are determined to do less and less work, especially on our organic wines.
Gentle vines, start your engines!
You can’t hear it, but all over our vineyards, engines are starting up.
Meet our wild winemaker, Barry
He’s a wild one, but we like his character.
Spring is the season for preparation
For everything there is a season. There was a season for stripping down the vineyard.
Making sure our vines don’t freeze their buds off
It’s spring, and on our vineyards, they’re preparing for the cold.
Recycling the vineyard itself
At Babich, we’re so sustainably minded that we even recycle our vineyards!
The time-traveller’s companion
Each wine captures something of the time of its making.
Water measures for greater sustainability in winery
It takes a lot of water to make a glass of wine. But that amount is already reducing in our Marlborough winery.
2020 harvest capped with first wine
The first wine produced from our 2020 vintage will be our Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Planting for the good of the vines… and the land
When it comes to plants, we’re rather partial to Vitis vinifera.
Pruning our pruning process
The Kiwi spirit of number 8 wire is alive and well on our Marlborough vineyards.
Simply the best vintage
Simply the best. The Tina Turner song that has become the staple of weddings and team building days aptly describes the 2020 New Zealand grape harvest too.
Good winemaking makes organic winemaking easy
To preserve the distinct qualities of different wines, we keep them separate.
Harvest brings smiles behind face masks
The best harvest in ten years under probably the strangest conditions.
How harvest starts – with Irongate Chardonnay
Most every year, we start harvest with Irongate Chardonnay.
Great wine is the net result
As we approach harvest and the grapes go through veraison, they don’t only get attractive to us humans.
A drop for the thirsty
If you’re feeling a bit parched on a hot summer’s day, just imagine how thirsty the vines can get.
Getting set to make wine for at least another 100 years
After making wine for more than 100 years, like we have at Babich, you get a different perspective.
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