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'NZ wine boom' in the United States

Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands NZ has hailed the figures from North American wine industry media sources over the weekend that show soaring growth in New Zealand wine sales to the US in 2014 and early 2015. Two of the three top wine brands are made by Constellation Brands NZ and New Zealand wine is reported to be advancing rapidly in the U.S. ‘delivering impressive growth in both volume and value.

Described as a ‘New Zealand wine boom’, Impact Databank, a North American wine industry analyst, has reported a 55% increase in growth over three years.

Kim Crawford, made by Constellation Brands NZ, is the largest New Zealand wine brand in the US and remained the forerunner in 2014. Kim Crawford exports increased by 19% and remained comfortably ahead of the second place getter by more than 250,000 cases. Rounding out the top three is Nobilo, another Constellation Brands NZ wine brand, which also increased 17.6%.

Sam Glaetzer, Managing Director of Constellation Brands NZ says "Our success in the US and Canada is being driving by growth at the premium end of the market. Figures like these are great for our business, they demonstrate the increasing demand for good quality New Zealand wines. We’re working hard to ensure that we can continue to supply future demand by investing in our people wineries and vineyards".