FAIRHALL DOWNS SELECTED FOR THE US MASTERS, AUGUSTA
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 delights.
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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