Here’s an update from WineWorks Hawke’s Bay about the critical shortage of CO2 across the country, and how it will affect production:

Kapuni – the last NZ liquid CO2 production plant in NZ has shut down. As a result, CO2 is limited, and attempts to source alternative suppliers on our end has been unsuccessful.

We have come to the tough decision to stop all in-line carbonation bottlings from 13th January until the 31st of March. We acknowledge that this is not ideal, but we need to look at the use of CO2 across the plant and to support the wine industry. We are doing what we can to be able to provide bottling capacity for as long as possible and for as many clients as possible.

We would like to thank you for your understanding at this time; if we work together, we hope to get through this with minimal disruption.

Clients who are directly impacted have been contacted, but if you have any queries regarding this, please get in touch.