The New Zealand Wine Company, 11°

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Joined:
In June 2008
Location:
Malborough, New Zealand

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The New Zealand Wine Company Limited (formerly Grove Mill Wine Company Limited) - http://www.nzwineco.co.nz/default.aspx - is listed on the NZAX Market ("New Zealand Alternative Market") operated by the NZX (New Zealand Exchange Limited).

VISION
The New Zealand Wine Company's vision is to:
"Build successful premium New Zealand wine brands globally through environmentally sustainable business practices"

BACKGROUND
The New Zealand Wine Company is an integrated wine company involved in growing grapes, winemaking and bottling, and in the marketing and sales of premium quality wines in New Zealand and to export markets with the brands Grove Mill, one of Marlborough's celebrated brands, Sanctuary and Frog Haven.

HISTORY
Grove Mill Wine Company Limited was established in 1988 when a group of Marlborough grape growers and business people recognised the potential of Marlborough as a premier wine-growing region, and the opportunity to develop a truly distinctive Marlborough style.

The Grove Mill winery was set up in an historic malt-house, a Marlborough landmark for the past 150 years. The malt-house is situated in the Grove area and is known as the Old Mill, hence the name Grove Mill.

The early vintages achieved many wine awards to national and international acclaim. Customer demand and associated sales created the need to increase the winery capacity. With expansion of the historic malt-house limited, 16 hectares were purchased at the current winery site in Marlborough's Waihopai Valley. The new winery was officially opened by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Jim Bolger, on 3 September 1994. The capacity was designed for processing 500 tonnes (mt) of grapes.

The Company changed its name from Grove Mill Wine Company Limited to The New Zealand Wine Company Limited on 17 June 2002.