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Hawke’s Bay to host 2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 22 May 2017

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s second largest wine region, will play host to the 31st Air New Zealand Wine Awards this November.

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Wine industry welcomes TPP ratification, 11 May 2017

New Zealand Winegrowers warmly welcomes the government’s announcement of the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

The future growth of our industry is bound up in having free and fair access into major export markets, said Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers. 

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Wine exports to the USA surpass $500 million for the first time, 3 May 2017

The latest data from Statistics New Zealand show wine exports to the USA have surpassed $500 million for the first time, up 11% in the last year. 

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Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc Day on 5 May, 27 April 17

International Sauvignon Blanc Day is fast approaching, taking place on 5 May 2017. New Zealand Winegrowers is driving a social media campaign to raise awareness of the day and encourage consumers to celebrate the country’s flagship wine.

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New Zealand Winegrowers welcomes Trade Agenda 2030, 24 March 2017

New Zealand Winegrowers has warmly welcomed today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of the government’s new vision for trade strategy outlined in Trade Agenda 2030.

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New Zealand now top 3 wine import into USA by value, 9 March 2017

The value of New Zealand wine imported into the US has grown significantly in the past 12 months according to a recent Gomberg Fredrikson Report.

In 2016 the total value of New Zealand wine imported into the US reached US$400 million, now only surpassed by Italy (US$1,960 million) and France (US$1,589 million). 

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New Zealand Winegrowers releases first Sustainability Report, 10 Feb 2017

New Zealand Winegrowers has released the first ever report on the wine sector’s achievements in sustainability. The Report presents data collected from vineyard and winery members of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand – one of the first and world-leading sustainability programmes in the international wine sector. 

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New Zealand to be showcased as a world-class wine producer, 21 Jan 17

New Zealand is under the spotlight as a world-class wine producer over the next two weeks with an influx of international media and wine trade arriving to attend a series of events that will showcase the country’s diverse regions and wine styles. 

New Zealand Winegrowers are hosting over 90 international wine experts from around 20 countries at several events across the country including the Aromatics Symposium in Nelson, Pinot Noir NZ 2017 in Wellington, and Classic Reds in Hawke’s Bay.

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Pinot Noir NZ 2017 attracts global wine industry leaders to Wellington this month, 12 Jan 2017

An astounding selection of global wine imbibers and influencers will descend on the nation’s capital this month for New Zealand’s most significant wine event, Pinot Noir NZ 2017.

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New Zealand wine industry loses stalwart Ivan Selak, 16 Dec 2016

New Zealand wine industry stalwart Ivan Selak lost his battle with cancer this week aged 67.

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