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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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Pinot Noir NZ 2017 Sold Out, 9 Dec 2016

The sold out sign has gone up on one of New Zealand’s most significant wine events: Pinot Noir NZ 2017. The celebration, which attracts the world’s greatest wine minds and palates to Wellington from 31st January until 2nd February 2017, is at capacity with over 600 tickets snapped up. 

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Pinot Noir NZ announces impressive culinary programme, 2 Dec 2016

With just 60 days until New Zealand’s most significant wine event - Pinot Noir NZ 2017, the lid has been lifted on an all-star line-up of kiwi chefs putting food on the table alongside world class New Zealand wines.

New Zealand wine industry plans for Vintage 2017 after Kaikoura Earthquake, 29 Nov 2016

The New Zealand wine industry is busy planning for the up-coming vintage after taking into account the impact of the recent Kaikoura earthquake. 

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New Zealand’s sustainable wine production takes centre stage in LA, 24 Nov 2016

New Zealand Winegrowers’ Sustainable Because video has received three category nominations at this year’s Annual Taste Awards in Los Angeles, California. 

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