Bragato Research Winery


PHOTO: SUPPLIED Architect’s rendering of the new Bragato Research Winery.

A “world-leading” national research winery will be based at the Blenheim campus of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

Bragato Research Institute (BRI) chief executive MJ Loza said one of the main reasons they had decided to build on that site was to continue a partnership with the polytechnic.

It had been operating on a temporary site at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology campus, but was excited to push this further and get something more permanent.

The temporary site was a small area where six “world first” dual purpose fermentation tanks were tested. It would now build a larger development which would include labs and an office space.