Wine Standards Management Plans (WSMPs) for grape winemakers

When developing your WSMP, find out about the WSMP WA4 form, completing an outline, the Code of Practice, HACCP, and registering your plan.

Applying to register a WSMP

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

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

Completing your WSMP outline

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.

Wine standards management plan outline: grape wine [PDF, 238 KB] 

Find out more about wine verification

Approved WSMP Code of Practice (COP) for grape wine

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.

Wine standards management plan code of practice for grape wine [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 HACCP application: production of grape wine [PDF, 161 KB] 

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

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