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  • New 02 Aug 2022

    New Zealand Winegrowers announces Fellows for 2022

    The New Zealand wine industry has recognised the dedication of industry icons Dominic Pecchenino, Jim & Rose Delegat, Clive Paton & Phyll Pattie, and Chris Howell, by inducting them as Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers.

  • 02 Jun 2022

    Increased Excise Tax Means Higher Costs For Wineries And Consumers

    Excise on wine is set for its biggest increase in 30 years, following the government’s decision to lift excise by 6.9% from 1 July says Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers.

  • 06 Jan 2021

    New Zealand Wine goes virtual with inaugural New Zealand Wine Week

    New Zealand Winegrowers are delighted to announce the inaugural New Zealand Wine Week, kicking off February 8 2021. With activities planned across the USA, UK, Ireland and Canada, there is a wide ranging programme including tastings, discussions, and online activities.

  • 26 Nov 2020

    New Zealand Wine Exports Hit $2 Billion

    International demand for New Zealand wine has surged over the past decade, with total export value now reaching a record-breaking $2 billion.

  • 12 Oct 2020

    New Chair Elected To Lead New Zealand Winegrowers

    Marlborough winemaker Clive Jones has been elected Chair of New Zealand Winegrowers Board.

  • 27 Aug 2020

    Superb 2020 Vintage Bolsters New Zealand Wine Industry

    “Our total 2020 harvest reflects the near perfect growing conditions experienced in most of the country, and a 2% increase in planted area to 39,935 hectares,” said New Zealand Winegrowers Board Chair John Clarke.

  • 26 Jun 2020

    Outstanding Vintage Despite Adverse Covid-19 Conditions

    While it will be forever remembered as the Covid-19 harvest, an excellent summer throughout most of the country has contributed to an outstanding vintage for New Zealand’s wine regions.

  • 17 Jun 2020

    Wine Sector Anticipates Mutual Advantage From NZ UK FTA

    New Zealand’s wine sector has warmly welcomed the announcement that New Zealand and the United Kingdom are to begin negotiation of a high quality, comprehensive and inclusive trade agreement.

  • 05 Jun 2020

    New Dates Confirmed For Pinot Noir NZ 2022

    The three-day celebration was postponed from February 2021 due to the ramifications of Covid-19, and will now take place in Christchurch from 15-17 February 2022. 

  • 28 Apr 2020

    Discover a taste of New Zealand

    The countdown is on until International Sauvignon Blanc Day taking place on Friday 1 May, and we're calling all New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc fans around the world to join an online celebration from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

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