Legislation, specifications and notices about wine
Wine specifications and notices record changes and clarifications to the rules around wine export, labelling, standards, and testing.
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Wine specifications and notices
- W10.1 Export of Wine Specified Countries [PDF, 124 KB]
This notice contains export requirements for wine intended for export to specified countries under the Wine Act 2003.
In recognition of the legislative framework that governs grape winemaking in New Zealand, and without affecting any of the obligations under that framework, we agree to the following guiding principles with respect to the availability of, and future amendment and use of, the New Zealand Winegrowers’ Wine Standards Management Plan Code of Practice: Grape Wine, Version 2 October 2011.
These conditions are issued pursuant to section 76 of the Wine Act 2003 and are standard conditions attached to the recognition of any agency that is recognised to perform verification functions and activities under the Wine Act. These conditions may be revoked, amended or added to by the Director-General as provided for by section 76.
These conditions are issued pursuant to section 76 of the Wine Act 2003 and are standard conditions attached to the recognition of any person who is recognised to perform verification functions and activities under the Wine Act. These conditions may be revoked, amended or added to by the Director-General as provided for by section 76
Waiver notice of the requirement to provide an independent evaluation report for grape wine.
This notice exempts commercial samples of fruit wine, vegetable wine, mead, wine product and non-New Zealand grape wine from export requirements under the Wine Act 2003.
This notice sets export eligibility requirements for the export of New Zealand grape wine to overseas markets.
This notice sets specifications for wine making, labelling, wine standards management plan, supply of commodities and record keeping.
A revised notice updating and clarifying the requirements for laboratories testing wine for export.
This notice applies to agencies and people that are recognised or interested in becoming recognised under the Wine Act 2003 to perform verification functions.
This code of practice is designed to help fruit wine, cider and mead makers meet the requirements under the Wine Act 2003.
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