Wine Act 2003

  • This version was replaced on 16 May 2017 to make a correction to section 89(3)(f)(ii) under section 25(1)(j)(ii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
17 Register of wine standards management plans


The Director-General must keep and maintain a register of wine standards management plans that records every wine standards management plan registered under this Part.


The purpose of the register is—


to enable members of the public, including persons and businesses operating under this Act, to know what business operations are subject to wine standards management plans, and who is responsible for various functions under those plans; and


to facilitate the ability of the Director-General to—


ensure that all traded wine is fit for its intended purpose; and


advise winemakers and other persons required to have wine standards management plans under section 12 of overseas market access requirements, and of developments in market access issues; and


to safeguard official assurances for entry of wine into overseas markets, including in emergency situations; and


to facilitate the compliance, audit, and other supporting and administrative functions of the Ministry under this Act.


The register of wine standards management plans must contain the following particulars in respect of each plan registered:


the name and address (including the electronic address, if available) of the winemaker or other business owner or operator whose plan it is:


the name, or the position or designation, of the person who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the plan, as nominated by the winemaker or other business owner or operator:


the date on which the plan was registered, and the registration number or other unique identifier allocated to it:


the types of wine (whether grape wine, fruit wine or vegetable wine, or other type of wine or wine product) to which the plan applies:


the principal categories of winemaking and other operations carried out under the plan:


the location and type of premises or place to which the plan applies:


the name of the recognised verifying agency responsible for the verification function under the plan:


the date (and period, if appropriate) of any suspension of operations under the plan or any deregistration or surrender of registration of the plan:


a brief indication of the reason for any such suspension or deregistration:


the date of the most recent amendment to the plan:


such other particulars as may be prescribed by or under this Act.


The Director-General must—


keep the register open for public inspection, free of charge, at all reasonable hours at the head office of the Ministry and at such other places as the Director-General determines as necessary or appropriate; and


supply to any person copies of all or part of the register on request and on payment of a reasonable charge for the production of the copy.


The register may be kept in such manner as the Director-General thinks fit, including, either wholly or partly, by means of a device or facility—


that records or stores information electronically or by other means; and


that permits the information so recorded to be readily inspected or reproduced in usable form; and


that permits the information in the register to be accessed by electronic means, including (without limitation) by means of remote log-on access.