Regulations and notices under the Wine Act 2003

Find information and links to legislation, including Standards, Specifications and Notices, mandated under the Wine Act.

Regulations under the Wine Act

There are 3 regulations under the Wine Act. The Wine Regulations 2006 include important food safety requirements which winemakers need to meet, while other regulations relate to industry levies.

New Zealand Legislation: Wine Regulations 2006 (External website)

New Zealand Legislation: Wine (Grape Wine Levy) Order 2005 (External website)

New Zealand Legislation: Wine (Non-grape Wine Levy) Order 2008 (External website)

Specifications and Notices under the Wine Act

Notices under the Wine Act describe food safety and verification requirements that winemakers and verifiers need to meet. These include:

  • Wine (Specifications) Notice 2006
  • Wine (Recognised Agencies and Persons) Notice 2010.

You can find a full list of Specifications and Notices with links to the documents in the Wine section of the site.

Legislation – wine

Standards under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code

Winemakers also meet requirements under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code). You can find out more about this by clicking on Australia-New Zealand co-operation in the left-hand menu or in the Wine section of the site. The New Zealand (Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code) Food Standards 2002 gives effect to the agreement between the governments for a joint food standards system.

New Zealand (Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code) Food Standards 2002

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