One of New Zealand’s “most prestigious” winegrowers – Kim Goldwater – has died, NZ Herald reports, after the tractor he was driving crashed down a bank on his Waiheke Island property. Kim and his wife Jeanette developed the island’s first commercial vineyard, Goldwater Estate Winery, in Putiki Bay, defying scepticism in the 1970s. It would go on to be rated among the world’s top 100 wineries. In early 2011, the generous retiring couple donated the vineyard – which had a land value of $4m – to the University of Auckland.