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May 30, 2022 View:

New Zealand wine exports on track for another record year

Due to the onslaught of the epidemic, there has been a major lockdown around the world, which has given many wine lovers the opportunity to come and sample New Zealand's fine wines.

Image from: New Zealand Life

Because of this popularity, New Zealand wine is now exported at a total value of NZ$2 billion per year.

Clive Jones, a New Zealand wine grower, said: "Ten years ago, the total exports were NZ$1 billion, and to reach NZ$2 billion sounded like a pipe dream at the time, but we did it.

Marcus Pickins, a Marlborough wine producer, says New Zealand wine has never been more popular than it is now.

Its freshness is one of the reasons, he says, that we really do make wines that stand out in New Zealand.

Our wines are known for their vibrant aromas, especially Sauvingon Blanc, which is how we were able to open our doors overseas.

The largest overseas markets for New Zealand wines are Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

While New Zealand wine exports have been growing steadily over the past decade, the Covid-19 epidemic has caused a spike.

In the first four months of the year (i.e., July to October), exports increased by nearly 20 percent over the same period last year, giving the industry good reason to correlate that this Christmas will be another record high.