Wine E-Cert

One of the 5 steps to exporting wine from New Zealand is to register for Wine E-Cert – an online service. Find out about Wine E-Cert and how to register.

Who needs to register?

If you are a wine producer, bottler, or an exporter with your own wine brand, you need access to Wine E-Cert to apply for approval to export New Zealand grape wine. If you are a contract winemaker you will need access to Wine E-Cert so that you can confirm winemaking details for your clients.

All New Zealand grape wine export applications are handled through Wine E-Cert. To get access for your company and for company users, follow the steps (1 to 3).

1. Complete and return the user registration form

Complete this registration form:

Wine E-Cert company and user registration (WA10) [PDF, 350 KB]

You can either post it back to the address on the form or email it to

After we've completed your registration, you'll get an email with an authorisation code. You'll need to enter this code when you first log in to Wine E-Cert.

Terms and conditions for using MPI web electronic certification systems [PDF, 169 KB]

2. Set up a RealMe account

If you already have a RealMe account, you can go straight to step 3. If you don't already have one, you'll need to set up a RealMe account to access Wine E-Cert.

To set up your RealMe account, go to the Wine E-Cert login page. In the RealMe box on that page, there is a link to create a new account.

3. Log in and enter authorisation key

When you log in for the first time, you'll be prompted to enter the authorisation key that has been emailed to you.

Adding or changing users

If you need to change your user access details or add new users to an existing company for Wine E-Cert, complete this form:

You can either post it back to the address on the form or email it to


Other steps to exporting wine

There are other things you need to do to export wine.

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