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With exports forecast to reach 2 billion dollars by the end of the decade, the New Zealand wine industry has enjoyed great success. However, behind the scenes, the legal aspects associated with the industry can be both varied and complex and there is much that lawyers need to be aware of when advising clients.

This On Demand webinar considers a number of legal issues associated with the wine industry including advice on buying vineyards, difficulties with supply and management agreements, the increasing interest in vineyard leasing and issues arising out of winemaking and selling. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn more about the due diligence requirements when purchasing vineyards as well as key aspects of grower’s agreements, pricing mechanisms and minimum yield arrangements.
  • Understand better the resource management requirements within the industry and the best way to handle these.
  • Gain insights into the growing trend of leasing vineyards, the necessary due diligence associated with such leases and the restrictions that may apply for overseas lessees.  
  • Understand some of the legal issues facing winemakers and wine exporters.

Who should view?

Rural law practitioners, property lawyers and general practitioners who might advise clients in the wine industry from time to time.   


Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Peter Radich
Radich Law

Peter practises in an office located in a vineyard. His family owns vineyards and the practice has had a long and close association with the wine industry in Marlborough and elsewhere. The practice has dealt with wine industry issues at every level.

Peter is a former Vice President of NZLS, Chair of the New Zealand Law Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and is currently the Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Authority, Fonterra’s Milk Commissioner and a Director of companies including a large wine company.