Wine Brokers And Winemaker Consultants

Ministry of Wine are bulk wine, grape brokers and consultant winemakers of premium
New Zealand and Australian wine for local and international markets.

We are a trusted relationship partner for sellers and buyers of premium
wine and grapes with 12 years as a supplier to the international wine industry.
Our expertise and confidential brokerage services will provide you with
reliable and successful wine supply solutions.

Services

Ministry of Wine specialises in the sale of bulk wine and grapes from all New Zealand’s and Australia’s major wine growing regions and the selection of wines for bottling under clients own brands including the management of the supply chain for these products.

Bulk Wine

We offer a professional service for purchasing and sale of bulk wine at all price points, from all the major wine regions in New Zealand
and Australia, for supply to local and international markets.

Contract negotiation, documentation and supply agreements.

Market knowledge and risk management.

Blending and preparation for bottling or bulk shipment.

 

Grapes

Our services cover the sourcing of premium grapes for both purchase and sale, from all the major wine regions in New Zealand
and Australia.

Short and long-term supply contracts.

Trusted grower network.

Contract negotiation, documentation and supply agreements.

Own Label

We advise on all stages of the winemaking process, including decisions regarding harvest date, winemaking, bottling, labelling and packaging for own wine brands.

Winemaker consulting.

Sourcing finished wine or creating blends.

Bottling and packaging branded wine. 

Expertise

Experienced, reliable partners
for positive outcomes.

Our business is based on long-term relationships
and client satisfaction.

Director and winemaker Matt Ussher, with over 25 years of experience as a winemaker, consultant winemaker and broker is an established expert in the sales of bulk wines and grapes, advising clients and building long term industry relationships. 

His experience and knowledge of New Zealand and Australia’s growing regions is an invaluable resource to both domestic and global clients for sourcing and the creation of successful brands. 

Matt has developed an international reputation for market knowledge and producing award winning wines in New Zealand, Europe and South America.

Regions

New Zealand

New Zealand’s wine regions extend 1,600km (1,000 miles) from subtropical Northland (36° S) down to Central Otago (46° S) which is home to the world’s most southerly vineyards. 

New Zealand’s vineyards benefit from the moderating effect of our maritime climate with long sunshine hours and nights cooled by sea breezes.

Most wine regions are found on the eastern coastlines of the North and South Islands, no further than 120km, or 80 miles from the ocean and in the rain shadow of mountain ranges, each with its own unique soils and climatic conditions. 

Within these diverse regions, sub-regional characteristics produce wines that distinguished as being not just from a wine region, but from a sub-region and a place.