Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Wine stars come to Hawkes Bay to talk Syrah

Media Release
17 April 2006

International wine stars come to Hawkes Bay to talk Syrah

Hawke’s Bay will play host to stars of the international wine world next January when it holds a one-day symposium on Syrah.

The symposium is being organised by local winemakers as part of an extended programme for those attending the Pinot Noir 2007 celebration in Wellington.

A symposium on Riesling and Pinot Gris is also being held in Nelson the weekend after Pinot Noir 2007.

The Syrah Symposium will be held on Saturday 27 January 2007 and provide delegates with a chance to taste some of New Zealand’s finest Syrahs alongside top international examples, explore some of the region’s vineyards and enjoy discussions on such topics as New Zealand’s Place in the World of Syrah, Terroir and its Relevance and The Evolution of Syrah Wine Styles in the New World.

Among the guest speakers will be the world’s leading international Syrah commentator Remington Norman (UK) and leading winemakers Michael Havens from the USA and Tom Carson from Australia.

Remington Norman founded La Réserve, the group of London wine shops that became internationally famous as specialist dealers in old and rare wines.

He became a Master of Wine in 1984 and is the author of a number of award-winning books including The Great Domaines of Burgundy and Rhône Renaissance.

In 1995 he was elected to the Académie International du Vin, an honour accorded to very few people not directly involved in winemaking.

Michael Havens is the driving force behind Havens Wine Cellars, a Napa Valley winery recently voted one of the top 10 Syrah producers in the USA.

Michael started out making wines as a hobby while studying for his doctorate in humanities. He started Havens Wines in 1984 and the winery now concentrates on making Syrah and Merlot.

Havens Wine Cellars is a pioneer in micro-oxygenation – a technique which uses controlled, long-term exposure to oxygen to enhance the structure of tannins.

Tom Carson has been winemaker at one of Australia’s oldest wineries – Yering Station in the Yarra Valley – since 1996. He shot to fame in 2004 when he won three trophies at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London for Pinot Noir of the Year, Australian Winery of the Year and Winemaker of the Year.

His career has included a two year stint in Burgundy, as well as time at Tim Knappstein Wines and Domaine Chandon, and he has a self-confessed passion for Pinot Noir.

Symposia spokesperson Rod McDonald from Vidal Wines says it’s an honour to have such leading wine authorities present alongside two of Hawke’s Bay’s own – Alan Limmer from Stonecroft and John Hancock from Trinity Hill.

“Syrah is without a doubt the most exciting red wine being made in Hawke’s Bay, and the scope for new grape plantings and development of a New World benchmark wine style is enormous.”

As well as commentary, discussion, tastings and tours, the Syrah Symposium will also include a gourmet picnic lunch and a festival dinner hosted by local wine producers.

For more information on the symposium or to register, contact Lyn Bevin, Executive Officer, Hawke’s Bay Winemakers Ltd, on 06 876 7159 or lynb@hawkesbaywinemakers.co.nz

Registrations for the Syrah and Riesling and Pinot Gris Symposia as well as Pinot Noir 2007 are also now open via the website www.pinotnoir2007.co.nz


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Warming: Warming Signs From State Of Climate Report

Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 'reflect trends of a warming planet' -- says the latest State of the Climate report, launched by U.S. and New Zealand scientists. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Embrace Falling Home Affordability, Says NZIER

Despair over the inability to afford a house is misplaced and should be embraced as an opportunity to invest in more wealth-creating activity, says the principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, Shamubeel Eaqub. More>>

Productivity Commission: NZ Regulation Not Keeping Pace

New Zealand regulators often have to work with out-of-date legislation, quality checks are under strain, and regulatory workers need better training and development. More>>

ALSO:

Callaghan Innovation: Investment To Help Deepen Innovation Reporting

Callaghan Innovation, the government’s high tech HQ for Kiwi business, is to help deepen New Zealand media coverage of the commercialisation of innovation through an arms-length partnership with independent business news service BusinessDesk. More>>

ALSO:

Tax Credits, Grants: Greens $1Bn R&D Plan

In the Party’s headline economic announcement, the Greens have launched their plan to build a smarter, more innovative economy which has as its centrepiece an additional $1 billion of government investment in research and development (R&D) above current spend, including tax breaks for business. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news