The Sweepstake: We have a winner, and he’s a grinner!

February 23, 2023

It looks as though the sensible forecasters were in the forefront this year, when they predicted in the 490-515,000 ton area for this year's harvest. Even though Cyclone Gabrielle had her wicked way with East Coast... Read more

Cyclone Gabrielle: WineWorks Hawke’s Bay closed – 15th Feb

February 14, 2023

Update 5pm Thurs 16th: Some good news - WineWorks Hawke's Bay now has power and we aim to start bottling on Monday (20th). There will be a small crew in tomorrow to put away glass, get prepared and ensure our... Read more

CO2 Shortage Announcement

January 12, 2023

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... Read more

Toitū Update

December 6, 2022

As the first Toitū carbon-zero certified bottling company in New Zealand, the challenge we set ourselves was a 30% absolute reduction by 2023, regardless of industry growth. This was a big target and we had to... Read more

WineWorks Capacity Plan

WineWorks invests for the future

November 14, 2022

2022 has seen a huge change in the amount of wine that our clients need bottled, due to limited glass availability in our main markets, and supply chain woes. So WineWorks is stepping up to meet the challenge that... Read more

Hawke’s Bay Update – October 2022

October 20, 2022

Hello all, Here is a short State of the Nation for WineWorks Hawke’s Bay about our capacity constraints and some prospective solutions on the horizon. Capacity Constraints: The higher than usual demand... Read more

Visit to DrinkTec 2022, Europe

October 20, 2022

In September John Foley, Chris Brady and I, travelled to Germany for the DrinkTec trade show. The mission statement for this journey was to look at the new advancements in bottling machinery. We met with some of the... Read more

Marlborough Update – October 2022

October 20, 2022

Hello all, Our single focus is bottling and dispatching as much as we can at present; it's obviously working as we are packing record volumes each week. Good news! The key things of note at the moment: storage... Read more

Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction 30th Anniversary

September 20, 2022

After last year’s cancellation, the 2022 Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction was a stunning success, smashing all previous records.  WineWorks is once again the event’s Principal Partner, along with many sponsors who... Read more

New Zealand WineGrowers Board Elections

August 24, 2022

Tim is re-standing for a second term on the New Zealand WineGrowers board. Here are a couple of notes from Tim about what he is standing for: Who am I? 27 years ago I founded WineWorks, which supports wine... Read more