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New Zealand Winery Southern Boundary Wines fined NZ $1.7 million and three former employees convicted of fraud for misleading labels

March 13, 2020

The case involved 156 charges in total; one charge referred to the sale of 20,700 litres of "non-compliant" wine (involving inter-regional and inter-vintage blending), another to 10,881 litres that were not traceable to source vineyards, one more to sales between 2012 and 2014 of 50,664 litres that did not comply with export eligibility requirements, and yet another to 48,440 litres of "non-compliant" Sauvignon Blanc that was exported from 2013-2014.