Press Releases

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

  • 05 Feb 2020

    New Zealand wine exports soar

    In 2019 there was an 8% increase in New Zealand wine exports, with total export value now reaching a record $1.86 billion according to New Zealand Winegrowers.

  • 31 Jan 2020

    The Rise of Rosé

    The New Zealand Winegrowers 2019 Annual Report shows exports of New Zealand Rosé reached 5.195 million litres last year. That is more than double the 2.389m litres of 2017, and nearly 10 times that of 2010, when New Zealand exported 0.559m litres of Rosé.

  • 16 Dec 2019

    Participating Wineries announced for Pinot Noir 2021

    “The entries are in and what a line-up! Everyone attending Pinot Noir NZ 2021 is in for a slice of Kiwi Pinot heaven.” With those words Pinot Noir NZ 2021 co-chair Helen Masters announced the list of 120 New Zealand wineries that will take part in the prestigious three-day wine event to be held in Christchurch from 23-25 February 2021.

  • 16 Nov 2019

    Hawke's Bay wins big at the New Zealand Wine Awards

    A Hawke’s Bay Syrah has won the New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Champion 2019 trophy, while a Hawke’s Bay winery has taken out the inaugural New Zealand Cellar Door of the Year Award. Trophies were announced at the New Zealand Wine Awards held in Blenheim last night.

  • 05 Nov 2019

    Varietal and Regional Trophies awarded at the 2019 New Zealand Wine of the Year

    The first round of trophies has been announced in the 2019 New Zealand Wine of the Year™ competition, with thirteen varietal trophies and eight regional trophies awarded.

  • 29 Oct 2019

    Gold medals announced for the 2019 New Zealand Wine of the Year

    Following three days of judging over 1200 wines, 75 gold medals have been awarded at the New Zealand Wine of the Year™ competition.

  • 26 Sep 2019

    New Zealand Winegrowers welcomes increase in seasonal workers for the 19-20 season

    An increase in 1,550 RSE workers for the 2019-20 season will help support the wine industry during vintage and pruning, when there was a huge demand for labour said Philip Gregan, CEO at New Zealand Winegrowers.

  • 25 Sep 2019

    Celebrating 200 years of New Zealand wine and beyond

    On this day, 200 years ago, the very first grape vines were planted into New Zealand soils, by Reverend Samuel Marsden at Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands.

  • 12 Sep 2019

    New Zealand Winegrowers appoints two new General Managers

    New Zealand Winegrowers have appointed two new General Manager (GM) positions – GM Marketing, Charlotte Read and GM Sustainability, Ed Massey.

  • 06 Sep 2019

    Stink bug high risk season starts again

    People are being encouraged to keep an eye out for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) now that the high-risk season has begun. BMSB is not currently established in New Zealand.  

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