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Exporting bulk Müller-Thurgau

Exporting bulk Müller-Thurgau

Staff from Montana Wines fill 200-litre drums with Wohnsiedler Müller-Thurgau wine, ready for export to Denmark, in 1986. New Zealand growers had bumper vintages in the 1980s, leading to a wine glut. Some large growers managed to export surplus wine, but a number of small wineries failed to find a market for their product and went out of business.

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Wine - Foundations for the future, 1960s to mid-1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2023)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 24 Nov 2008