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

 


Matua Awarded New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year

Media Release 15 November 2012


Matua Awarded New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year

Matua, the creator of New Zealand’s First Sauvignon Blanc, has been named the 2012 New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year by the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), based in London.

Sam Glaetzer, Director of New Zealand Wine Production and Brands for Treasury Wine Estates, said that the award was a monumental win for the business.

“We are elated to receive global recognition by the IWSC. It’s a true honour and testament to the whole Matua team for consistently producing wines of the highest standard and quality,” said Sam.

Matua Senior Winemaker, Nikolai St George said he was speechless when he found out the news. “Wine is my passion and my life and I’m so honoured to carry on the tradition started by Bill and Ross Spence nearly 40 years ago.

“I can’t imagine doing anything else in the world other than making wine, so to be recognised globally as the best New Zealand wine producer feels like I’m in a dream. I am so proud to lead the Matua winemaking team and celebrate this win together,” said Nikolai.

2012 is just the second time Matua entered the IWSC competition.

“We’re also very pleased to receive a gold medal for our Matua Valley Single Vineyard Matheson Malbec 2009,” added Nikolai.

The IWSC is also the only international wine competition that puts all wines through chemical analysis as well as judging by a team of senior tasters.

This award completes another amazing year for Matua. In total, Matua has won seven trophies, 19 Gold medals, and 108 medals in local and international wine shows. Across the entire New Zealand portfolio, Treasury Wine Estates has won 32 Gold and 214 medals.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Hager Raid: Westpac Wrong To Release Bank Records To Police

The Privacy Commissioner has censured Westpac Banking Corp for releasing without a court order more than 10 months of bank records belonging to the political activist and journalist Nicky Hager during a police investigation into leaked information published in Hager's 2014 pre-election book, 'Dirty Politics'. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Crown Accounts: Government Ekes Out Six-Month Surplus Of $9M

The New Zealand government eked out a tiny surplus in the first six months of the fiscal year as growth in domestic consumption lifted the goods and services tax take, while uncertainties over the Kaikoura earthquake costs meant expenses were less than expected. More>>

ALSO:

Almost 400 Jobs: Shock At Cadbury's Dunedin Factory Closure

Workers at Cadbury in Dunedin are reeling after learning this morning that the iconic Cadbury factory is to close, with the loss of almost 400 jobs... “The company had reported it was doing well and this has come out of the blue,” says Chas. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: Boards Of Inquiry For Auckland Roading Projects

Boards of Inquiry have been appointed to decide on two significant Auckland roading projects in a move which will get a decision by the end of the year, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news