Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) is an industry-wide certification programme led by New Zealand Winegrowers.
The Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand programme is based on continuous improvement and adherence to recommendations and guidelines issued by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).
Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand ensures members meet international standards for sustainability practices while helping the environment, businesses and local communities to thrive.
The programme was introduced commercially in 1997 and adopted by grape growers across the country’s winegrowing regions.
Sustainable winery certification standards were established in 2002 and adopted by New Zealand wineries, closing the circle on the industry’s sustainability commitment.