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Montana Wines

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Montana Wines is the country's leading winemaker, the number one selling New Zealand wine company in both the domestic and export markets. A perennial pioneer in the wine business, the company was the first winemaker to plant grapes in Marlborough on a commercial scale. Today the company represents the culmination of many pioneering New Zealand wineries joined together, including Church Road and Corbans Wines. With a diverse grape resource spread throughout Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, North Canterbury and Marlborough, the company produces a matchless range of quality wines. In addition to well known brands such as Montana and Lindauer, Montana's extensive portfolio includes popular brands such as Timara, Saints, Stoneleigh Vineyards, Church Road and Deutz. Montana has a staff of 750, which increases to over 1000 during vintage, spread throughout New Zealand. Internationally Montana has offices in Australia and the UK and a representative in the US. Facts & Figures Montana Wines is New Zealand's largest wine producer and exporter. The company's total domestic market share is estimated at 57% by volume and 56% by value. Montana exports approximately 37% of all its bottled wine. This accounts for about 49% of New Zealand's total wine exports. Vineyard holdings exceed 2900 hectares. A consistent strategic expansion plan that should see planting continue at a projected rate of 250 ha per year in the years ahead. Montana's grape harvest averages about one third of the New Zealand total. Montana's harvest is set to rise to 50,000 tonnes when all existing planted vineyards reach maturity. In addition to local production, Montana imports wine equating to 25,000 tonnes of grapes into New Zealand.