Exempt from registering a Wine Standards Management Plan (WSMP)
Small winemakers and wine businesses only labelling wine bottles or packaging don't need to register a Wine Standards Management Plan (WSMP). They must still follow the Wine Act 2003.
Businesses only labelling wine bottles and packaging exempt from WSMP
If your business is solely engaged in labelling of packaged wine, you are exempt from the requirement to operate under a registered WSMP. You can find more information about this in Regulation 5 of the Wine Regulations 2006.
Small winemakers exempt from WSMP
To be eligible for a small winemaker exemption, you must meet 2 criteria:
- you make less than 20,000 litres of wine over 2 years
- all your wine is sold in New Zealand.
While you do not need to register a WSMP, you still need to follow requirements under the Wine Act 2003. The easiest way to meet these requirements is by following an approved Code of Practice (COP).
There are full details of this exemption in Regulation 5A of the Wine Regulations 2006: