NZ’s first organic wine week

Organic winemakers are upping the ante in New Zealand this September with the first Organic Wine Week from 17 to 23 September.

Event organisers aim to highlight the 10% of wine producers in New Zealand who are now certified organic in production from the vineyard to the winery.

Certification is the only guarantee of any organic product. The number of organically certified winemakers is growing fast, due to local and global demand for more transparency in production methods and the healthy aspects of consumable products.

Organic Winegrowers New Zealand is an incorporated society with 180 members.

Organic Wine Week event sneak peak

New Zealand restaurants will host events with organic winemakers including…

  • The Grove (Auckland), Shepherd (Wellington), Bistronomy (Hawke’s Bay), Arbour (Blenheim), Gatherings at Black Estate vineyard (Canterbury) and Sherwood (Queenstown).
  • New Zealand retailers will host public organic wine tastings, including Commonsense Organics in Wellington and Glengarry in Auckland.
  • European events include a masterclass with organic winemakers at New Zealand Winegrowers HQ in London; a consumer tasting at the New Zealand Cellar in London, a New Zealand organic wine list focus at key restaurants in London and an organic showcase at New Zealand Winegrowers tasting events in Warsaw and Hamburg.

Organic Winegrowers New Zealand will launch a calendar of events in August on the Organic Winegrowers website at

Author: Joelle Thomson

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