About New Zealand Winegrowers
New Zealand Winegrowers is the national organisation for New Zealand’s grape and wine sector. The organisation currently has approximately 850 grower members and 700 winery members.
New Zealand Winegrowers conducts a wide range of tasks on behalf of the grape and wine sector including:
- Advocacy at regional, national and international levels
- Providing a global marketing platform for New Zealand wine
- Facilitating world-class research on industry priorities
- Giving the industry timely and strategic information
- Leading the development of sustainable production practices
- Organising sector-wide events such as the Bragato Conference and Awards, Grape Days and the Air New Zealand Wine Awards.
New Zealand Winegrowers was established in March 2002 as a joint initiative of New Zealand's grape growers and wineries. It is the only unified national winegrowers industry body in the world.
New Zealand Winegrowers is governed by a Board of Directors of 12, 10 of whom are elected directly by members, and 2 of whom are appointed by the Board.
New Zealand Winegrowers is funded through: a levy on the sale of grapes collected under the Commodity Levies Act 1991; a levy on the sale of wine under the Wine Act 2003; as well as user pays activities and sponsorships.
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