Press Releases

Looking for a story? Recent press releases issued by New Zealand Winegrowers can be found here.

  • New 16 Aug 2019

    200 Years of New Zealand Wine

    September 25 2019 marks 200 years since the first planting of grapevines in New Zealand.
    From the humble beginnings of a vine planted in Northland, the New Zealand wine industry has grown to become a $1.83 billion export earner, with an international reputation for premium, diverse and sustainable wines.

  • New 26 Jul 2019

    Celebrate New Zealand Pinot Noir on 18th August

    If you ever needed an excuse, International Pinot Noir Day on 18 August is the perfect day to celebrate New Zealand's top red wine variety. 

  • 04 Jul 2019

    Bragato Research Institute announces location of new Research Winery

    Bragato Research Institute (BRI) has announced its national Research Winery will be built at the Marlborough Research Centre on the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) Marlborough campus in Blenheim.

  • 14 Jun 2019

    Vintage 2019 - Small but stunning

    A wonderfully warm summer has contributed to a superb vintage for New Zealand’s wine regions, with 413,000 tonnes of grapes harvested during Vintage 2019.

  • 09 May 2019

    New Independent Directors for Bragato Research Institute

    Bragato Research Institute (BRI) has announced the appointment of two new independent Board Members.  Dr Dianne McCarthy CRSNZ CNZM and Dr Bruce Campbell will join the BRI Board from 1 June 2019.

  • 07 May 2019

    Stinky pest thwarted

    The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) is one of the biggest risks facing New Zealand’s horticultural sector and outdoor way of life, says a group of horticulture-wide organisations who have come together to help stop the damaging hitch-hiker making a home here.

  • 01 May 2019

    Young viticulturist shortlisted for international wine award

    Nick Paulin from Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates (AONZ) has been shortlisted for the new international ‘Future 50’ awards. 

  • 15 Apr 2019

    What will you be doing on #SauvBlanc Day?

    The countdown is on until International Sauvignon Blanc Day, taking place on Friday 3 May. Sauvignon Blanc is the variety that woke the world up to New Zealand wine, and now over 5 million glasses of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc are enjoyed all over the world, every single day.

  • 04 Apr 2019

    Christchurch hosts Pinot Noir NZ for first time in its 20-year history

    A 115-strong collective of New Zealand Pinot Noir producers are bringing their international celebration to Christchurch for the first time in 2021, shining the global spotlight on one of New Zealand’s most exciting wines.

  • 25 Jan 2019

    World's top wine influencers arrive for the International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration

    The ‘who’s who’ of the wine world are descending on Marlborough for the three-day International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration, kicking off on Monday 28 January.

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