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.
- WA4 – Registration of wine standards management plan [PDF, 207 KB]
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]
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.
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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