Grape winemakers: Wine Standards Management Plan (WSMP)

To register your Wine Standards Management Plan (WSMP), send us your WA4 registration form, WSMP outline, and application fee.

Apply to register a Wine Standards Management Plan (WSMP)

To register a WSMP you need to complete a WA4 registration form, and together with the application fee, send it to MPI.

Register a Wine Standards Management Plan (WSMP): Application form WA4 [PDF, 207 KB] 

You must also complete a WSMP outline and send it to MPI.

Outline of grape wine WSMP

When you complete a WSMP outline, you need to indicate the following:

  • whether or not you are following an approved Code of Practice (COP)
  • a nominated contact for your WSMP
  • confirmation from the recognised agency that will undertake your annual verification 
  • administrative and legal information.

Outline of grape wine Wine Standards Management Plan (WSMP) [PDF, 238 KB] 

Getting your WSMP verifiied

Code of Practice (COP) for grape wine WSMP

The New Zealand Winegrowers WSMP COP outlines procedures and requirements to meet wine Standards. It includes guidance on how to manage your record-keeping requirements.

Code of Practice (COP) for grape wine WSMP [PDF, 614 KB]

It is not mandatory to follow the COP. If you choose not to follow the COP, you need to provide alternative documentation that has been independently evaluated to ensure your procedures meet WSMP requirements.

Generic Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan for grape wine

Your WSMP must include HACCP processing steps, and document hazards and controls for grape winemaking. The processing steps, hazards and their controls are outlined in the generic HACCP application for production of grape wine, which you may follow.

Generic Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles for making grape wine [PDF, 161 KB] 

If you carry out a process not covered by the generic HACCP plan, you must develop an additional HACCP plan or modify the generic plan to include that process.

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