Posts tagged "NZ Winegrowers"

NZ agriculture groups urge WTO rescue at global forums

[23 January/Radio NZ] Seven major agricultural organisations are urging the government to use forums like the World Economic Forum meeting of global government and business leaders in Davos to try to rescue the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern used the WEF meeting to speak about issues like climate change and New Zealand’s...

Wineries warned to check who’s doing work after second exploitation case

[10 January/NZ Herald] New Zealand winery managers have been warned by the Labour Inspectorate to ensure they understand who a contractor is employing to undertake tasks on their vineyards after a second worker exploitation case in the space of two months. Marlborough vineyard contracting company, Double Seven Services, and its managers have been fined more...

New Zealand wines a cut above Aussie quaffers in US market

 [26 February/NZ Farmer] For the second year running, New Zealand has been ranked the third biggest wine importer by value to the United States behind Italy and France. When compared to Australia, NZ exports only 7.7 million cases to the United States whereas Australia exports 20.6 million. However, the total value of our wines of...

NZ wine regions move to protected model

[ 27 July/ NZ Herald] The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act, passed in 2006, allows wine regions to register with the Intellectual Property Office New Zealand and ensure the region’s name is reserved for wine of that area. New Zealand wine regions can officially register for the protection under the legislation, which came...

Five million litres of wine lost in Kaikoura earthquake

 [24 February/ Rural News Group] A recent NZ Winegrowers survey highlighted that over five million litres of wine (although just 2 percent of Marlborough’s total production) was lost after the Kaikoura earthquake. Over 60 million litres of tank capacity was damaged or destroyed, equating to 20 percent of the regions capacity. The upcoming 2017 vintage...

NZ winegrowers upbeat about upcoming harvest

 [25 January/ NZ Herald] Earthquakes and adverse weather, including heavier rainfall, colder temperatures and higher winds than seasonal norms, have not dampened expectations for another good harvest across the New Zealand wine industry according to NZ Winegrowers CEO, Philip Gregan. Mr Gregan said that the industry was not expecting an overly big harvest, noting that...

Good signs for wine industry as markets stay strong

[3 August/ NZ Farmers Weekly] New Zealand Winegrowers Chief Executive, Philip Gregan said the key markets for the New Zealand wine industry are holding strong.  Mr Gregan said the smaller grape harvest this season meant world demand for New Zealand wines was expected to exceed supply, which would be positive for pricing. Mr Gregan added...

Organic and biodynamic wine consumption growing

[9 July/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] New Zealand Winegrowers Chief Executive, Philip Gregan said more consumers are drinking organically grown New Zealand wine. Mr Gregan added that organic and biodynamic wine validates consumer’s assumptions about New Zealand wine being clean and green. Wine Consultant, Monty Waldin also explained how organic wine plantings had increased globally,...