Mak­ing our fruit a global prod­uct

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Ques­tion: What is New Zealand’s largest hor­ti­cul­tural ex­port by value and is ex­ported to over 80 coun­tries?*

An­swer: New Zealand wine. In fact, not only are New Zealand wine ex­ports val­ued at $1.21b, wine grape pro­duc­tion has in­creased 3.5 times in the past decade and is con­tin­u­ing to grow. So how will New Zealand con­tinue to sup­ply a high qual­ity prod­uct and grow mar­ket de­mand, while still be­ing en­vi­ron­men­tally con­scious? Lin­coln Univer­sity de­liv­ered the first cool cli­mate wine pro­duc­tion pro­gramme in the English-speak­ing world and we’ve been leading the way ever since.

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