Winegrowers' Legal Guide 2007
New Zealand wines occupy a premium position in the international market. Decades of investment, planning, hard work, and foresight have resulted in the international recognition of the calibre of New Zealand wines.
The firm has advised the Wine Institute on all legal matters and the development and drafting of all legislative matters since its inception in 1974, including the Winemakers Levy Act 1976, the Winemakers Act 1981, the Sale of Liquor Act 1989, the Geographic Indications Act 1994 and the Wine Act 2003. We value our long-term relationship with the Wine Institute and New Zealand Winegrowers. Our Senior Partner, David McGregor, continues as the honorary solicitor to New Zealand Winegrowers.
Building on this relationship, this guide has been designed as a reference tool for all participants in the industry: grape growers, winemakers, suppliers, distributors and other stakeholders. It provides a useful reference to the most important of the extensive range of legislative and regulatory requirements that need to be considered in establishing your winery or vineyard or selling and distributing your product.
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This publication is necessarily brief and general in nature. You should seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt with in this publication.