26/02/2009

New Zealand Wine

New Zealand - Pure Discovery

NEW ZEALAND WINE – PROWEIN 2009

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY
NEW LOCATION - HALL 6, STAND H61
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New Zealand Wine – Pure Discovery - New Zealand is a land like no other. New Zealand wine is an experience like no other. Our special combination of soil, climate and water, our innovative pioneering spirit and our commitment to quality all come together to deliver pure, intense and diverse experiences. In every glass of New Zealand Wine is a world of pure discovery.

Equal to the international acclaim for its beauty is that for its fine wine. Climate, geography and human skill have combined to produce highly distinctive, premium quality wines.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is rated internationally as the definitive benchmark style for this varietal. The growing recognition for New Zealand Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah is helping to further cement New Zealand’s position as a world-class producer of fine wines.

New Zealand Winegrowers returns to ProWein 60% larger than 2008 with 16 top quality producers. Showing on our new stand 6/H61 will be 118 wines from a wide range of varietals, vintages and New Zealand wine regions, many from the newly released 2008 vintage. Most of these wines are being shown to the European Trade for the first time and it should give interested visitors an invaluable insight into this exciting new vintage.

The 2008 vintage of 285,000 tonnes is a new record for the industry, up 39 per cent on the previous high of 205,000 tonnes set in 2007. The increase is due to a combination of an increased producing area and favourable growing conditions in most regions over the summer months, which bodes well for the new season’s wines. The harvest will produce around 205 million litres of wine (conversion rate of 720 litres/tonne).

New Zealand exports continue to grow at a record rate so the quality 2008 vintage comes at a very good time. Wine exports from New Zealand reached a new record level in 2008 rising 19% to NZ$904 million (€367 million), this represents an increase of NZ$143 million (€58 million) over the previous year.

The Moving Annual Total (January 09) figures show New Zealand wine exports have reached a record breaking 99.9 million litres, an increase of +19.0% on the previous year with Canada (+54%), Australia (+44%), Germany (+35%), Ireland (+19) and United Kingdom (+10%) all showing excellent growth.
In addition to the wines on show New Zealand Winegrowers will also be hosting tastings at the stand at the times below. Please come along to explore in greater detail the diversity that New Zealand has to offer.

Presentations on New Zealand Winegrowers Stand:

3.00pm – Sunday 29th March 2009
Discover New Zealand Pinot Noir
This tasting will be hosted by top New Zealand winemakers and journey through the key Pinot Noir growing regions and allow you to discover first hand what makes New Zealand so suitable for producing world class Pinot Noir.

3.00pm – Monday 30th March 2009
Aromatic’s of New Zealand
This tasting will be hosted by a top New Zealand winemaker and focuses on Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer from throughout New Zealand’s wine regions.

11.00am – Tuesday 31st March 2009
A Regional Tour of New Zealand
This tasting will be hosted by a top New Zealand winemaker and explore Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot/Cabernet from throughout New Zealand’s wine regions.

Wineries participating on the New Zealand Winegrowers stand include:
Auntsfield Estate, Cooper Creek Vineyards, Craggy Range Vineyards, Elephant Hill, Giesen Wines,
Hunter’s Wines, Kahurangi Estate, Konrad Wines, Schubert Wines, Sileni Estates, Spring Creek Estate, Staete Landt Vineyard, Te Mara Estate Ltd, Villa Maria Estate, Waipara West and Woollaston Estate.


For further details please contact:
Warren Adamson – Director, UK & Europe
New Zealand Winegrowers
T : +44 207 973 8079
F: +44 207 973 0362
E: warren@nzwine.com
W: www.nzwine.com