Founded over 3 years ago, the Marlborough Grape Producers Cooperative is neither a traditional wine company, nor do we contract grape growers. Other benefits include...
Cooperative members own the business
The key difference between belonging to MGP and being a contract grape grower, is that our Members OWN the business. This means profits from trading are returned to our Members, not the balance sheet of external investors.
Stabilization of realistic fruit prices
MGP wants to achieve the best possible sustainable price for our grapes and wine. To do this, we enter into long term sales agreements before the grapes are even picked. This approach gives certainty to everyone involved.
Supplying well established export markets
MGP has been doing business with some of our clients for a number of years. Our ‘farm gate to glass’ business model gives them great quality wine, at a good price, and they always seem to want more.
Buying benefits through group negotiations
Although focused on grape and wine supply, MGP's Directors are keen to expand the services offered to Members. This could include bulk purchasing of chemicals, fertiliser, diesel, shared machinery and coordinated labour supply.
Being part of a collective with a vast industry knowledge
Some of MGP's Members have been growing grapes in Marlborough for over 25 years. This experience and knowledge is freely available to other Cooperative Members.