About Us

New Zealand Society for Viticulture and Oenology

The NZSVO was the initiative of Richard Smart who convened the first meeting and was the inaugural president.  This first meeting, which included various colleagues from industry and elsewhere, had the specific aim to create an organisation to host a proposed Second International Cool Climate Symposium, which it did in 1988.

The aim of the organisation is:

"To promote the dissemination of technical information in viticulture and oenology and related sciences for the benefit of the grape and wine industries of New Zealand."

NZSVO is not aligned with any other industry organisation and divorces itself from commercial politics. Its membership includes people with a common desire to gain increased knowledge about all aspects associated with our industry.

The aims of this organization are met by providing information on this web site, electronic newsletters, running seminars and conferences.

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