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Peter Saunders

Articles by Peter Saunders

Kirin Holdings' Lion division will hold a small stake in Foley Family Wines' New Zealand unitFoley Family Wines buys NZ wine company, sells unit stake to Kirin Holdings 5 June 2018

The New Zealand division of US-based Foley Family Wines has sold a stake to Kirin Holding's Lion unit to part-fund its purchase of Otago's Mt Difficulty Wines.

In March, Peter Yealands warned that Marlborough could run out of vineyard spaceYealands Family Wines adds 26% to home vineyard 22 July 2016

Yealands Family Wines has added a further 266 hectares to what is already New Zealand’s largest vineyard.

Saint Clair will become one of New Zealand's 15 biggest wine companies after this week's purchase of Lake ChaliceSaint Clair Family Estate increases Marlborough foothold with Lake Chalice purchase 31 May 2016

New Zealand wine company Saint Clair Family Estate has acquired Lake Chalice in the Marlborough area of the country.

NEW ZEALAND: Owner's death prompts Highfield Estate sale 18 October 2013

New Zealand winery Highfield Estate has been put up for sale following the death of its co-owner.

NEW ZEALAND: Kim Crawford readies Loveblock for NZ, US 9 April 2013

New Zealand winemaker Kim Crawford has marked the expiration of his restraint-of-trade period with the release of a new wine brand in the country.

Asahi is chasing the AUS/NZ: Asahi sues over alleged Independent Liquor "deception" 15 February 2013

Asahi Group has filed a lawsuit accusing the previous owners of its Independent Liquor division in New Zealand with “misleading and deceptive conduct” related to the sale price.

Baron de Rothschild has acquired almost 27 hectares of vineyards in New ZealandNEW ZEALAND: Baron de Rothschild buys New Zealand vineyard 8 October 2012

Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild has acquired around 26 hectares of vineyards in the Marlborough region of New Zealand.

NEW ZEALAND: Villa Maria buys Te Awa in Hawkes Bay 13 September 2012

Villa Maria has secured the purchase of Te Awa, its third winery in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand.

Click through to view Pernod Ricard's Church Road McDonald Pinot Gris variantProduct Launch - NEW ZEALAND: Pernod Ricard's Church Road McDonald Series 1 May 2012

Pernod Ricard's Church Road McDonald Series

Profitability the key challenge for New Zealand wineNZ: New Zealand wine sector faces profits pressure 6 September 2011

New Zealand wine faces consolidation as it wrestles with the global impact of exchange rates and a growing vintage size.

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