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New Zealand seals the deal with Europe

Published:  01 July, 2022

New Zealand has signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU in a deal which largely mirrors the UK’s own NZ FTA.

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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.

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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.

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New Zealand trade deal could mean cheaper wine for UK shoppers

Published:  01 March, 2022

The UK has signed a far-reaching trade deal with New Zealand to remove trade barriers on many UK goods and services and provide new opportunities for British businesses.

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Some relief in New Zealand as harvest looks to return to normal size

Published:  21 February, 2022

The first grapes of the 2022 New Zealand vintage have been harvested, with ongoing international demand and low stock levels meaning that winemakers are hoping for a significantly larger harvest this year. 

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New Zealand Winegrowers launch 'Wine Trade Hub' as part of NZ Wine Week

Published:  07 February, 2022

As the second digital edition of the New Zealand Wine Week gets under way, NZ Winegrowers has launched a new educational tool – the New Zealand Wine Trade Hub.

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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.

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Chronic Sauvignon Blanc shortfall creates “unprecedented opportunity”

Published:  17 November, 2021

New Zealand will not be able to satisfy forecast global demand for Sauvignon Blanc in 2022, due to an exceptionally small harvest this year.

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Producer spotlight: Steve Smith MW, Smith & Sheth

Published:  04 November, 2021

From Craggy Range to Smith & Sheth, winemaker Steve Smith has long been a driving force on New Zealand’s winemaking scene. Always aiming ever higher, he fills Andrew Catchpole in on how it’s going.

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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.

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Villa Maria finds buyer following mounting debts

Published:  02 August, 2021

Leading New Zealand winery Villa Maria has signed a conditional agreement for the sale of its estate, three months after it officially went into receivership when it was revealed that it owed bankers NZD $212 million.

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Flint expands NZ portfolio with Huia

Published:  19 July, 2021

Flint Wines has signed a deal as the UK distributor of New Zealand estate, Huia Vineyards.

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New Zealand vintage 'exceptional' but down 19%

Published:  14 June, 2021

The quality of the 2021 vintage has been described as "exceptional" throughout New Zealand’s wine regions, although the harvest was smaller than hoped for, according to New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW).

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Hawke's Bay hails trio of 'outstanding' vintages

Published:  26 April, 2021

Premium New Zealand wine region Hawke’s Bay has reported a third high quality vintage in a row, following “near perfect growing condition”.

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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.

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Villa Maria launches first organic range

Published:  24 February, 2021

Villa Maria has unveiled its first organic range as part of its commitment to converting 100% of its company vineyards to be organically managed by 2030. 

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New Zealand just shy of organics target, but growth continues

Published:  11 February, 2021

New Zealand has just missed its self-imposed 2020 organics target, though a groundswell of producers switching up their practices means the country could be on track to reach the milestone within the next couple of years.

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NZ online wine retailer reports record-breaking year

Published:  28 January, 2021

Online wine retailer The New Zealand House of Wine has reported record-breaking sales. 

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Sustainability: Join the Myths Around Food Miles debate

Published:  21 January, 2021

In just under a fortnight, Harpers and New Zealand Winegrowers is bringing together an international panel of leading trade voices for our Challenging the Myths Around Food Miles webinar.

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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. 

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