According to chair of the New Zealand Winegrowers, Steve Green, New Zealand’s wine industry is well on track to reach its target of $2 billion of exports by 2020. New Zealand Winegrowers’ Annual Report showed exports have risen 10 percent in the last year, to just under $1.6 billion. This is the 21st consecutive year the industry has experienced significant growth.

“The on-going progress toward the $2 billion goal is founded on our reputation as a wine exporter of the first rank, known for crafting and marketing distinctively New Zealand, high-quality, high-value wines,” said Green.

“This continued strong performance is a testament to underlying market and consumer demand for our wines in key markets.”