What we do
New Zealand Winegrowers runs an extensive research portfolio of projects with the aim of:
'Providing and promoting a technological basis for the New Zealand grape and wine industry to remain internationally competitive as the leading producer of premium quality wines'
New Zealand Winegrowers works closely with its research partners, (primarily Plant and Food Research Ltd, Lincoln University and Auckland University) and Government funding agencies (such as; Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and Innovation, Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) and Primary Growth Partnership funding (PGP)) to develop large research programmes for the benefit of the New Zealand wine industry. New Zealand Winegrowers co-invests into these programmes significant levy funds to create a critical mass of research activity in the grape and wine area.
A major component of the research process is the production of outputs in the form of research reports, articles, fact sheets, and papers. Also, researchers are required to regularly report back to the Research team at NZW with an update on how the project is progressing. These are read internally only. For the update report template click here.
The New Zealand Winegrowers web pages are organised in a way that allow the outputs to be easily located in specific topic areas or by using the search function. Research reports are often very long and detailed so a brief executive summary is viewed initially and if the report is of interest to the reader the whole report can be read on line or downloaded and printed.