NZ Women in Wine

NZ Women in Wine supports women to reach their full potential and progress their careers in our industry.  It encourages conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion prompting action as needed to ensure there is equal opportunity for everyone to thrive. 


Women represent a large portion of the New Zealand wine industry, working in all roles and at all levels. Our industry supports and encourages diversity and inclusion, so when no women put themselves forward for the NZ Winegrowers’ Board Elections in 2016 this initiative was launched the following year to help women reach their full potential and step up into leadership roles.

Women in Wine is for everyone – regardless of gender or role within the industry. All members are invited to participate, join the conversation and build networks.


Networking provides opportunities to create valuable relationships, share successes and ideas. A supportive community generates confidence and leads to success for both individuals and the industry as a whole. Regional Women in Wine groups have been formed around the country enabling members to meet regularly and national networking is also supported through virtual and in person events. 


Women in Wine gathers statistics to identify any challenges which may exist for women working in our industry.  This information is shared and used to set goals for change and to measure progress.  WiW also provides information and resources to help women upskill and reach their goals through educational workshops.


By creating awareness, challenging thinking and processes, whilst keeping diversity and equality front of mind, Women in Wine generates change where needed.  Organisations are encouraged to assess their structure and make changes where necessary ensuring women can thrive and step up into leadership roles. 

The bespoke Women in Wine Mentoring Programme reflects all three of these. 

To sign up to the Women in Wine database to receive relevant updates and notices please complete this registration form

To find out more please contact Nicky Grandorge, Leadership & Communities Manager.

Thank you to our sponsor

A huge thank you to Indevin whose support as a Silver Sponsor is enabling us to grow the Women in Wine initiative.

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