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International Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Celebration, Cloudy Bay Winery

About Us

Our vision: Around the world, New Zealand is renowned for our exceptional wines.

New Zealand Winegrowers is the national organisation for the country's grape and wine sector, with around 850 grower members and 700 winery members.

Established in March 2002, we are the only unified national winegrowers industry body in the world.

Our mission: To create value for our members

New Zealand Winegrowers conducts a wide range of tasks to support our members 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, Grape Days, Spray Days and the New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards 

Our purpose: To protect and enhance the reputation of NZ wine. To support the sustainable diversified value growth of NZ wine


As of 2018, the New Zealand wine industry recorded its 23rd consecutive year of export growth, and export value is now valued at $1.71 billion.

The on-going progress towards our target is founded on our reputation as a wine exporter of the first rank, crafting and marketing distinctively-New Zealand, high quality, high value wines.

Our reputation is our key asset, and this fundamental has been, and will remain, the rock on which our success is built. 


Information on membership is available here.

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