'A Lesson in Succession...'

by Raymond Chan, July 2012

"As a very new winegrowing country, New Zealand faces the acute issue of succession in winemaking businesses. The ‘old world' with its history and sense of tradition living on the land for generations has not experienced this to the same degree, though the last five decades with a large proportion of populations shifting to urban centres has seen a less keen uptake of family agricultural operations. We don't have the tie to the land here, and many vineyard and wineries don't have anyone to continue the business..."

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Anna Seifried
Anna Seifried