New Zealand wine industry benchmarking survey


Wine Survey

New Zealand wine industry benchmarking survey

Vintage is an annual financial benchmarking survey produced by Deloitte in conjunction with New Zealand Winegrowers.

It is with great pleasure to this year introduce the 11th annual winery financial benchmarking survey for 2016, the only industry exercise of its kind in New Zealand. And it’s never been easier! How to participate: This year, wineries can participate in one of two easy ways. The survey can be completed in excel, as in previous years, or via our new online form that we have introduced as an option we are trialling for 2016. All survey forms and instructions you'll find available to access or download via the below links:

Option A
Option B
Complete the standard online survey here Complete the short form online survey here
Download the standard form survey and send to Download the short form survey and send to
  Send a copy of your 2015/16 financial accounts to
  Xero users: add as a read only user to your Xero account

If there are any questions concerning the survey, how to complete it, or for any other assistance please contact the Deloitte Wine Survey team at or Anteni Schalken, by phone 09 306 4441 or email Anteni and the team will also be available for any wineries who require assistance in completing the survey.

Vintage 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.



Vintage 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.


Vintage 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.


Vintage 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. 


Vintage 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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