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New Zealand’s Yealands Winery fined $400,000 NZD for adding sugar to wine

Yealands, the winery that was established by Peter Yealands, has admitted to adulterating wine by adding sugar to the completed wine before exporting.

Peter Yealands, the owner at the time, General Manager Jeff Fyfe and winemaker Tamra Kelly, all pleaded guilty to the offence and have been fined.

Since the illegal act was carried out, Yealands winery has been sold and all have left the company. Tamra is now head winemaker at leading New Zealand winery Seresin.