Monday, 26 October 2015 14:45

Wine industry makes solid commitment to future

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The New Zealand wine industry has shown resounding support for their national organisation by voting positively in the 2015 levy referenda.

The referenda will enable New Zealand Winegrowers to receive continued levy funding.

Electionz.com, who facilitated the levy referenda, released results yesterday which show 87% of wineries (98% by volume) voting in favour of the wine levy, and 90% of grapegrowers (92% by value) voting in favour of the grape levy.

Steve Green, chair of New Zealand Winegrowers, was delighted with the outcome, "These are absolutely outstanding results and we would like to thank all of our members for taking the time to vote.

''It is great to see that so many of our members support and appreciate the work that New Zealand Winegrowers undertakes, and are keen to see it continue."

The positive results mean that New Zealand Winegrowers will continue to receive levy funding from grape growers and wineries to enable the provision of services in areas such as: research, marketing, sustainability, advocacy and information delivery.

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