About Us

We Believe in Quality


The Fruit Wine & Cider Makers Association of NZ (FWCMANZ) is the national representative body for all non-grape winemakers.

We represent producers of cider, fruit & vegetable wines, mead, alcoholic ginger beer and alcoholic kombucha in NZ.

four glasses of fruit cider on table in from on orchard

Since 1987

Our Story

The Fruit Wine & Cider Makers Association of New Zealand’s (FWCMANZ) is an Incorporated Society, formed to act as the national representative body of all makers of non-grape wine carrying on business in NZ. This includes cider, fruit & vegetable wines, mead and alcoholic kombucha & ginger beer. Our role is to:

• provide a legal voice and communication for the sector;
• promote non-grape wine; and
• provide education and information for the industry.

Our members range from high volume operations to small boutique producers. For more information go to Fruit Wine & Mead producers and Cider Producers.

Quality, Expertise, Mouth- Watering Goodness

Core Activites

We run the annual Fruit Wine & Cider Awards; a key platform for promoting quality fruit wines and cider as well as helping producers to learn and benchmark their products.

We support the annual Cider Festival which brings together cider producers across NZ to celebration of the diversity of Cider.

As the single national representative body of non-grape wine, we represent the joint and varied interests of the industry, particularly on legislative and regulatory issues.



Membership of FWCMA. is open to anyone involved in non-grape wine production by payment of the compulsory Commodity Levy, as required by MPI.

Our members range from high volume operations to small boutique producers.


Cider has experienced a renaissance. A rebirth. A great rising. There’s a whole new world of New Zealand cider makers out there producing innovative and tasty products.


Our Fruit Wines

NZ’s reputation as a quality producer of wine continues as our producers keep making new and award winning wines out of fruit other than grapes. High quality fruits and honey grown in NZ are crucial to its success.