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NZ wine sales performing ‘ahead of trade’ in UK

Published:  07 February, 2024

The New Zealand London Annual Trade Tasting returned to Lindley Hall yesterday (7 February) on Waitangi Day, the national day of New Zealand.


New Zealand 2024 harvest down on last two years

Published:  31 January, 2024

With the New Zealand grape harvest just weeks away, expectations are high for this year’s crop as the warm summer continues in winegrowing regions across the country.


New Zealand exports on the rise

Published:  01 September, 2023

After three testing years due to Covid-19, New Zealand wine exports achieved their largest-ever one-year growth, with an increase of 23% in value to NZ$2.4 billion, according to the New Zealand Winegrowers Annual Report.


OIV elects first director general from Southern Hemisphere

Published:  12 June, 2023

Dr John Barker, the former general counsel of the New Zealand Winegrowers has been elected as the director general of The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).


UK government announces free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand in boost for wine exports

Published:  05 May, 2023

The UK’s free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand will come into effect at the end of the month as the Commonwealth allies enter talks ahead of the coronation of King Charles III.


Clean-up underway in cyclone-damaged regions as New Zealand approaches harvest

Published:  24 February, 2023

The impact of Cyclone Gabrielle on vineyards in flooded areas in the North Island is still being assessed, but clean-up is underway as winegrowers look towards this year’s harvest, said Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers.


Vine diversity project sketches path ahead for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  06 February, 2023

A plant breeding research project looking at how Sauvignon Blanc vines adapt to external stress in New Zealand could unlock the future potential for the grape when facing an increasingly ‘chaotic’ climate.


New Zealand Winegrowers announces brand overhaul

Published:  11 January, 2023

New Zealand Winegrowers has unveiled a new logo and global brand identity, rolled out across the organisation's key international markets.


New Zealand's new release tasting returns after three years

Published:  10 November, 2022

The New Zealand Winegrowers’ New Release Tasting returns next week for the first time in three years and will be held at 67 Pall Mall in London.


2022 harvest to alleviate “rock-bottom” stocks in New Zealand

Published:  16 June, 2022

New Zealand’s latest harvest will help to re-build stocks following a small and disappointing crop in 2021, which has led to a “significant shortage” of wine, New Zealand Winegrowers has said.


Green Wine Future 2022: Wineally hosts the world’s largest wine conference

Published:  26 May, 2022

Green Wine Future 2022 by Wineally was four days of presentations and content focusing on the various challenges the wine business faces today concerning sustainable agriculture, global climate change, water conservation, corporate responsibility, greenwashing, and much more.


New Zealand trumpets sustainable credentials for Earth Day

Published:  22 April, 2022

New Zealand Wine Growers (NZWG) has released its 2022 industry-wide Sustainability Report, charting its strong progress down a more sustainable path, reconfirming its aim to be an eco-leader among global wine-producing territories.


New Zealand Winegrowers to embrace hybrid event model in 2022

Published:  08 December, 2021

Following the success of the inaugural virtual New Zealand Wine Week in 2021, New Zealand Winegrowers will expand the format to include a mixture of live events and digital shows in 2022, beginning on 8 February 2022 (NZT).


Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers announced for 2021

Published:  03 December, 2021

The New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has unveiled the recipients of its Fellows award, which recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the New Zealand wine industry.


Circle of Wine Writers to continue online training programmes in 2022

Published:  12 November, 2021

The Circle of Wine Writers has revealed that it is to carry on into 2022 with its regular programme of Let’s talk about… webinars and Let’s taste… web-based tastings.


New Zealand deal is a ‘win’ for business

Published:  21 October, 2021

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed news of a potential Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with New Zealand, which could lead to the removal of all tariffs on goods between the two countries.


Frost signals “significantly smaller” vintage for New Zealand harvest

Published:  20 April, 2021

Cooler spring weather and late frosts have led to a “significantly smaller vintage” for 2021, New Zealand Winegrowers has said, applying pressure at a time when the industry is facing increased production costs.


New Zealand: Growth in the face of adversity

Published:  24 February, 2021

Against all the odds, New Zealand wines have continued to thrive and gain recognition in markets around the world. Andrew Catchpole reports on a remarkable achievement


NZW reports strong UK off-trade performance

Published:  19 January, 2021

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has reported a 23% leap in off-trade value sales of New Zealand wine in the UK. 


NZW reveals wine week programme

Published:  07 January, 2021

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has revealed the content of its inaugural New Zealand Wine Week, which kicks off a month tomorrow (8 February) as a virtual event.