New Zealand wine industry benchmarking survey


Winery Benchmarking 2017 

Survey now closed.

Results for 2017 will be published shortly in conjunction with New Zealand Winegrowers and ANZ Bank.

Survey 2017

The 2017 survey is now closed. The final results will be available here once finalised. 

Survey 2016

After 10 years of producing this report, we undertook a comprehensive review of the survey process and report contents, with a specific focus on making it as easy as possible for wineries to participate and benefit in the value of benchmarking their businesses. It is with this in mind that we thank all of those who provided the valuable feedback that allowed us to ensure that the most important content and measures remained part of the survey.



Survey 2015

The New Zealand wine industry continues to show sound financial metrics in 2015 on the back of profitability in all but the smallest wineries and stable or increased gross margins across the board, according to the tenth annual financial benchmarking survey released by Deloitte.



Survey 2014

The turnaround in the New Zealand wine industry has continued in 2014 on the back of improved profitability across wineries of all sizes, according to the ninth annual financial benchmarking survey released today by Deloitte and New Zealand Winegrowers.


Survey 2013

Vintage 2013 produced a record harvest of 345,000 tonnes of grapes; up significantly from the low 2012 vintage, however key learnings coming out of the tough times endured from 2008 are believed to be standing the industry in good stead to be able to deal with this increased supply.


Survey 2012

The results of the seventh annual survey on the whole confirms further improvement but there is certainly still a long way to go to be at a point where the financial returns from the industry provide an appropriate financial return on the capital invested. 


Survey 2011

Trends that were present in past surveys of wineries being unable to make a profit, despite cutting costs and with relatively high inventory balances and debt levels remain. 

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