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New Zealand wine

New Zealand wine
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10639 W: 146 N: 26815] (128551)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-03-27
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-08 1:34
Viewed: 997
Points: 34
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For the first half of the 20th Century, economic, legislative and cultural factors had made wine a marginal activity, in terms of economic importance and domestic consumption. The majority of land use in New Zealand was at the time (and largely still is) animal agriculture, and the exports of dairy, meat and wool dominated the economy. The prohibition and temperance movements had reduced the appreciation of wine with the New Zealand public, who were predominantly British immigrants who favoured beer and spirits, and the Great Depression of the 1930s did the fledgling wine industry no favours.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, these factors that held back the development of the industry simultaneously underwent subtle but historic changes. In 1973, Britain entered the European Economic Community, which required the ending of historic trade terms for New Zealand meat and dairy products. This led ultimately to a dramatic restructuring of the agricultural economy. Before this restructuring was fully implemented, diversification away from traditional "primary" products—dairy, meat and wool—to products with potentially higher economic returns was explored. Vines, which produce best in low moisture and low soil fertility environments, were seen as suitable for areas that had previously been marginal pasture. The end of the 1960s saw the end of the New Zealand institution of the "six o'clock swill", where pubs were open for only an hour after the end of the working day and closed all Sunday. In 2017 New Zealand produced 285 million litres from 37,129 hectares of vineyard area, about three-quarters of which is dedicated to Sauvignon Blanc. Nearly 90% of total production is exported, chiefly to the United States, Britain and Australia.

I do not know if the wine is good, I didn't taste. But I liked the big vineyards. But I wonder who works there?
As you can guess. the photos made from the bus going from Picton to Punakaiki.

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Bonjour, chère Malgo,
J'aime beaucoup voir la campagne et découvrir des paysages changeants.
De plus, les ciels reflètent les humeurs du temps qui passe.
Très belles mises en image.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9624 W: 57 N: 16430] (60726)
  • [2018-07-08 1:50]

Hello Malgo,
Two beautiful landscapes with a stunningly beautiful sky. I really like the perspective down the vineyards a lot and their green tones are nicely enhanced by the bright sunlight. Really well done.

Hello Malgo,
I am surprised you took pictures of the vineyards given your distaste for the product, just joking ;-) A lovely pair of images showing the vineyards around Marlborough; I particularly like the one on the right. This being Marlborough, the grapes being grown are likely to be Sauvignon Blanc. I can testify to the quality of the wines made around here. It's a great pity that they are not on sale to any great extent in France; the French being very protective of their own wines.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12204 W: 126 N: 22030] (112389)
  • [2018-07-08 2:13]

Ciao Malgo,it seems to be in Tuscany close to the Carlo's home..hhee...magnificent collage of the vineyards of N.Z. ,and i think that the wine is good too,the pics are a great show made by the perspectives and by this lovely and rich sky! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Malgo,
Two fine photos, both of them surprisingly sharp for being taken from a moving bus. The clouds are almost as beautiful as the distant hills and the long lines of vines. It is probably much easier to find wine from New Zealand in Sweden than in France or Italy, where people mainly care for their own wines. The Swedish state monopoly shops are extremely well stocked.
Kind regards,

Ciao cara Malgo, beautiful collage with fantastic vineyards, in each photo superb sky, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24959 W: 520 N: 42089] (180392)
  • [2018-07-08 4:59]

Hello Malgo,

Both pictures be real pleasant to look at, with the wide nature.
The road leads us very far in depth.
Sharpness and clarity be amazing.
Wonderful picture, very well done, TFS

Have a nice Sunday,

Hello Malgo,

Two excellent panoramas of New Zealand, illustrating the extent of the new grape-growing regions.
This really is a beautiful and diverse country!

I can assure you that some of the N.Z. wine is very good.
Aldi carry a fine N.Z. Sauvignon Blanc!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Malgorzata
Cracking duo of lush vineyards looking towards the distant hills complementing these picturesque landscapes.
Combination of rich colour I thnk cant be better than this. Wonderful peaceful capture, Congrats
Best regards

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10229 W: 161 N: 16944] (129807)
  • [2018-07-08 14:04]

Czesc Malgosiu!
Zas znowu dwa...
Piekne winnice ladnie pokazane.
Zielen i niebo robia wrazenie.
Milego nowego tygodnia.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14787 W: 1055 N: 30283] (142025)
  • [2018-07-08 23:57]

Hello Malgo,

The meandering dirt road adds superb lead in lines. From memory, Marlborough is one of the premier wine growing areas of NZ. I was able to get some NZ wine in Sofia, Bulgaria. And also in Bucharest. Good colour, sharpness and saturation. Tfs!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3604 W: 0 N: 8429] (59545)
  • [2018-07-09 8:05]

Nie jestem znawca win, ale koneserzy twierdza, ze nowozelandzkie sa niezle, dwa bardzo ladne panoramiczne ujecia
pozdrawiam Ryszard

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16091 W: 159 N: 28060] (147500)
  • [2018-07-09 9:01]

Hi Malgorzata
Ces deux paysages sont tout simplement magnifiques, de POV, perspective différents , et deux ciel fantastique bien capturer
Les photos sur FB Jessie a la mer est de l'année passer, je n'ai pas encore mise celle de cette année!
Bonne soirée

Ciao Malgo
sono partiti con un po' di ritardo, ma vedo che hanno fatto passi da gigante, sembra di vedere i paesaggi vinicoli francesi.
Molto belle le foto, il cielo è fantastico.

Hi Malgo,
Well made your collage with these two views about famous NZ vineyard. Nice light and green colors, good depth result with furrows and road, tfs.

Hi, Malgo.
Wonderful both views of this rich and flat valley, where the vineyards dominate, is a landscape that reminds more of Europe. The sky has spectacular clouds in both photos.
Magnificent color, which gives great strength to the image.
Very good brightness and perfect sharpness.
Well done. I like very much.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10405 W: 174 N: 18589] (82773)
  • [2018-07-17 11:35]


nice view of these vineyards with mountains ahead and nice clouds. it is almost like a garden. at the end of my UK photos I will post similar images from vineyards near my home.

take care


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