FAIRHALL DOWNS SELECTED FOR THE US MASTERS,
As Tiger Woods makes his golfing comeback he may well be enjoying a
glass of Fairhall Downs Marlborough Pinot Noir 2006. Selected by The
Masters Tournament top corporate sponsor, AT&T, the wine is being
poured at all of the events in the corporate arena as well as at the
more private offsite evening events.
The only New Zealand wine among a raft of US
offerings, co-owner Stuart Smith is delighted. He says, "This is one
of the world's leading sports events and to have a New Zealand wine,
let alone Fairhall Downs as one of the few chosen by the leading
sponsor is very exciting."
The 2006 Fairhall Downs Pinot Noir was also chosen
for the tutored tasting at the October Marlborough Wine Weekend. It
showed very well against other New Zealand Pinot Noirs and those
selected from Burgundy. The wine also caught the attention of the
buyer for US chain Whole Foods at Pinot Noir 2010.
As the current vintage is being carefully
hand-picked under perfect conditions, Stuart and the team at this
small family producer are looking forward to another great year for
Marlborough Pinot Noir.
PINOT NOIR NEW ZEALAND 2010
Pinot Noir New Zealand 2010 is
set to stimulate your palate, push your boundaries and provide four
fantastic days of wine tasting, challenging discussion and outright
entertainment. Visitors to the event will discover why New Zealand
produces some of the world's finest Pinots.
Grand Tastings, panel presentations - including
international speakers such as Matthew Jukes, Simon Tam and Nick Stock
- and a tasting hall with 100 plus of our best winemakers, are
complemented by a world-class culinary programme featuring New
Zealandís leading chefs and showcasing our very finest culinary
Add in a visit to New Zealandís famous Syrah and
Aromatic regions and you've got a memorable and unique experience.
NEW ZEALAND WINE PERSONALITY OF 2007
Fairhall Downs Estate co-director Stuart Smith has been
recognized by the New Zealand Wine Grower Magazine as New Zealand Wine
Personality of the Year. New Zealand Wine Grower Magazine is the
official journal of the NZ wine industry.
The award is recognition by the industry for the
most outstanding contribution over the past year.
"It is a great honour for which I am humbled. This
industry has so many people who I admire for their achievements and
personalities and they have laid the foundations we have all built
on," Stuart says.
The magazine said that looking back over the year
from a nationwide perspective Stuart deserved recognition for his
efforts on the industry's behalf.
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