With a solid foundation in viticulture, Lundons Law is well placed to offer legal services for all aspects of the wine industry, whether that’s buying and selling or advising on supply contracts and compliance requirements.

Steve is a former Director of a New Zealand wine company, and owns vineyards in the Awatere Valley, Marlborough. Steve also has a history of acting for wineries and grape growers and has been involved in several large vineyard transactions. Steve can give you sound advice on a wide range of viticulture topics.

Simon is experienced in resolving disputes relating to supply agreements, and relating to vineyard management agreements.

Call Steve or Simon for legal advice on all viticulture and wine industry matters.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m interested in buying a vineyard - what should I consider?
Buying a vineyard requires a comprehensive due diligence programme, using a variety of professionals. Lundons Law can help you with advice around the title to the property, any easements, and the terms of any grape supply contract that may be in place.

You would also be well advised to consult a viticulturist and an accountant.

What’s a Grape Supply Agreement?
A grape supply agreement governs the relationship between the purchasing winery and the supplying grape grower. There is no standard template for a grape supply agreement, which makes it essential that you get legal advice before signing up.

Lundons Law has experience in reviewing these supply agreements, and resolving any disputes that may arise.

Can you advise on water permits?
Lundons Law works with clients to secure water permits, and other Resource Management Act requirements.

Call Simon for advice.

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