United States set to overtake Australia for NZ wine exports
Winemaker Alex Giesen is tipping the United States to become our biggest export market in one to two years, but it may happen even faster. Giesen predicts the US will overtake Australia and the United Kingdom as the biggest quaffers of New Zealand wine in 12 to 24 months. Giesen and his brothers founded Giesen Wines in 1984 in Canterbury. Now much of its grape growing is in Marlborough. He said New Zealand wine exports to the US had doubled in five years to 5.88 million cases in the year to April 2015.