Exporting fruit wine, cider, and mead

Fruit wines, cider, and mead are popular in many countries around the world. MPI's role is to help ensure that any product exported from New Zealand is safe and suitable, and meets requirements under the Wine Act.

Your step-by-step guide to exporting fruit wines, cider, mead, and non-NZ grape wines.
Visit the NZ Wine Directory website to browse a list of fruit wine and cider makers.

Exporter responsibilities

When exporting products from New Zealand you're responsible for:

  • ensuring your products meet the relevant New Zealand standards
  • complying with the relevant export eligibility requirements
  • reporting to MPI if your products are no longer fit for their intended purpose or have been refused entry by your export country
  • keeping the right records.

Who to contact

If you need to contact MPI about exporting fruit wine, cider, mead, wine products, or non-New Zealand grape wine, email wine.query@mpi.govt.nz.

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