NZ and China only two to increase vine plantings
New Zealand and China are the only countries in the world planting more grapes. New Zealand’s vineyard area is expected to increase in Marlborough alone by about 1000 hectares a year for the next four years. In Hawke’s Bay Delegat bought an 800 ha dairy farm last year beside its 400 ha Crownthorpe vineyard, and is planting there. Wine New Zealand chief executive Philip Gregan confirmed wine plantings were on an upward trajectory.