Press Releases

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

  • 04 May 2018

    New chair elected to lead New Zealand Winegrowers

    Gisborne grape grower John Clarke has been elected chair of New Zealand Winegrowers.

    Mr Clarke has more than 40 years’ experience in the grape and wine industry. A former Gisborne mayor, he has previously served for 10 years as the chairman of Gisborne Winegrowers and joined the New Zealand Winegrowers Board in 2006. He has been deputy chair since 2012.

  • 17 Apr 2018

    Sauvignon 2019 announces programme on International Sauvignon Blanc Day

    In January 2019 the world’s top wine experts will arrive en masse in Marlborough to attend New Zealand’s International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration.

  • 11 Apr 2018

    Tiny wasp to combat stink bug

    Horticultural industry groups along with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are working together to use a tiny parasitoid wasp to combat the Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

  • 10 Apr 2018

    It's not #sauvblanc day without #nzwine

    It’s time to start thinking about what iconic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc you will be drinking this International Sauvignon Blanc Day, 4th May.

    There are many delicious options to choose from, no matter where you are in the world.

  • 23 Mar 2018

    Modernisation of Customs and Excise will benefit wine producers

    New Zealand Winegrowers is welcoming new legislation which will make excise transactions easier for wine producers.

  • 13 Mar 2018

    New chair to lead New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre Ltd

    Mark Gilbert has been appointed as independent chair to the New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre (NZWRC) Ltd.

    Mark will lead the NZWRC board, ensuring the long-term sustainability and success of the new national grape and wine research centre to be based in Marlborough.

  • 09 Mar 2018

    New Zealand Winegrowers welcomes signing of CPTPP

    “New Zealand Winegrowers welcomes the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile today for the contribution it will make to a strong New Zealand economy,” says Philip Gregan, Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Winegrowers.

  • 27 Feb 2018

    Bug's impact on horticulture could be devastating, report says

    An economic report, released today, says if the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) establishes in New Zealand it would dramatically impact New Zealand’s gross domestic product (GDP) as well as export revenues from horticulture.

  • 26 Feb 2018

    New Zealand confirmed number 3 in USA wine market

    Surpassing several major wine producing countries, New Zealand has again been ranked the third biggest wine importer (dollar value) to the USA.

  • 16 Feb 2018

    Decisive action on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug necessary

    New Zealand Winegrowers applauds the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) decisive action in turning back three cargo vessels contaminated with Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB).

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