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

 


Central Otago’s Trophy Triumphs

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Central Otago’s Trophy Triumphs

2012 will go down as the year Central Otago firmly established its reputation as a producer of fine New Zealand wines, if the recent Trophy count is anything to go by.

Almost every winegrowing district within the Central Otago region has brought home a Trophy in the last six months - from Bendigo, to Alexandra, to Gibbston, to Wanaka, to Bannockburn - confirming every district within the region produces outstanding wines.

International Trophies include Valli’s success in UK, Akarua’s - both in UK and Hong Kong, Pisa Range Estate also in Hong Kong - not to mention Grasshopper Rock, Terra Sancta, Quartz Reef, Aurora, Mt Maude and BannackBrae’s, successes in taking out Trophies in major New Zealand wine competitions. Trophies were awarded not only for the region’s signature variety - Pinot Noir, but also for Riesling and Pinot Gris varieties.

“Central Otago wineries, have through necessity, focused on quality - producing the very best wines they can.” said Rudi Bauer Chair of COPNL (the promotions arm of the Central Otago Winegrowers Association). Our climate is unforgiving allowing little room for complacency – requiring serious commitment by producers and winemakers. “

“It’s very exciting to see the white varieties together with Methode Traditionelle and a Rose, receiving such recognition both locally and internationally. From a region that was once described as ‘Vineyards on the Edge’ we punch well above our weight – we’ve come a long way in just twenty- five years. I think all Central Otago producers across every district can be proud of what has been achieved. “ Rudi said.

Central Otago will be showcasing its distinctive winegrowing region at the PINOT NOIR NZ 2013 event being held in Wellington end January 2013. Participants will tell their collective and individual stories to a large international audience of visiting wine media and delegates.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Falls To 3-Year Low As Investors Favour Greenback

The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest in more than three years as investors sold euro and bought US dollars, weakening other currencies against the greenback. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Govt Operating Deficit Smaller Than Expected

The New Zealand’s government’s operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first five months of the financial year as a clampdown on expenditure managed to offset a shortfall in the tax-take from last month’s forecast. More>>

ALSO:

0.8 Percent Annually:
NZ Inflation Falls Below RBNZ's Target

New Zealand's annual pace of inflation slowed to below the Reserve Bank's target band in the final three months of the year, giving governor Graeme Wheeler more room to keep the benchmark interest rate lower for longer.More>>

ALSO:

NASA, NOAA: Find 2014 Warmest Year In Modern Record

Since 1880, Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius), a trend that is largely driven by the increase in carbon dioxide and other human emissions into the planet’s atmosphere. The majority of that warming has occurred in the past three decades. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: New Zealand’s Reserve Bank Named Central Bank Of The Year

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s efforts to stifle house price inflation by using new policy tools has seen the institution named Central Bank of the year by Central Banking Publications, a publisher specialising in global central banking practice. More>>

ALSO:

Science Media Centre: Viral Science And Another 'Big Dry'?

"Potentially, if there is no significant rainfall for the next month or so, we could be heading into one of the worst nation-wide droughts we’ve seen for some time," warns NIWA principal climate scientist Dr Andrew Tait. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

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