• NEW WORLD

    The best of the "new" winemakers

  • NEW WORLD WINERIES:

    THE MODERN QUALITY

    Comparatively speaking, New World wines have a shorter history, but New World wine growers tend to innovate and adopt modern techniques.

  • CHINA

    SILVER HEIGHTS

    NINGXIA, CHINA

    Silver Heights is located on the eastern slopes of Mount Helan in Ningxia Autonomous Region. Grapes are harvested at an altitude of 1,200 metres, making it one of the highest vineyards in China. Blessed with ample sunshine and a great depth of stony soil which forces the roots of the vines to venture deep into the ground for water and minerals, the terroir is ideal for viticulture.
    Exquisite techniques from French oenology were
    employed for the wines, imparting an influence from the Old World.

    Silver Heights is headed by Emma Gao, holder of a
    Diplôme National d'Oenologue from Bordeaux (France) and one of few female Chinese winemakers in the industry. Emma honed her winemaking skills during internships with renowned estates in Bordeaux – Château Calon-Ségur and Château Lafon-Rochet.

    Silver Heights is definitely another tribute to Chinese
    wines of exceptional quality.

  • AUSTRALIA

    DE BORTOLI

    AUSTRALIA

    De Bortoli Wines is an exciting, innovative family-owned wine company. The winemaking team is overseen by the third generation winemaker Darren De Bortoli and his brother-in-law Steve Webber. Established in 1928 by Vittorio & Giuseppina De Bortoli, today the company is in the capable hands of the third generation. For more than 80 years, the family tradition of sharing good wines, good food and good times with family and friends remains unchanged.The De Bortoli winemakers and viticulturists are working together to create interesting, regional wine styles - wines with provenance and a sense of regionality as well as an expression of the soil in which it is grown.
    Steve Webber was recently awarded Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine in 2007.
    De Bortoli Wines is the proud recipients of the
    Australian Wine Company of the Year for 2010
    awarded by Winestate Magazine, Australia's longest
    running wine publication. It was the third time for this
    acknowledgement within fi ve years aft er 2005 and
    2006. "Th is award is a real mark of outstanding quality, consistency and value in a winery. Consumers can be reassured of the quality and value provided by De Bortoli wines."

    TYRRELL'S WINES

    LEGENDARY AUSTRALIAN FAMILY WINERY

    Established in 1858, one of Australia's finest family wineries, this fourth generation family winery's reputation continues unabated year after year.

    Tyrrell's releases outstanding wines from the principle Hunter Valley grapes: Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz along with exceptional releases of Shiraz from its McLaren Vale in South Australia and Heathcote in Victoria's vineyards under the Rufus Stone label.

    Having already been awarded Australian Winery of Year 2009 and Australian Red Winemaker of Year 2009 by Campbell Mattinson, the accolade by Australia's pre-eminent wine writer and author James Halliday's Australian Winery of Year 2010 has placed Tyrrell's at the pinnacle of the Australian wine industry.

    VASSE FELIX

    MARGARET RIVER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    Vasse Felix, Margaret River,Western Australia Almost half a century since the first vines were planted,this simple aim has remained the core ethos of Margaret River's founding winery Vasse Felix and its owners,
    the Holmes à Court Family.
    From a small two acre vineyard and humble winemaking facility in 1967, Vasse Felix has developed to include three premium vineyards and a state-of-the-art winery, where every process is controlled from vine to bottle.
    Vasse Felix is one of the region's most welcoming
    Estates with its contemporary cellar door, nationally acclaimed restaurant and art gallery.

    Its timeless architecture reflects the region's natural
    elements, featuring marri and jarrah with contrasting
    granite. Within the original underground cellar lives anarchive of Vasse Felix and Margaret River wine history.

    HENSCHKE

    BAROSSA, AUSTRALIA

    The Henschke family is one of the longest-established
    names in Barossa. Johann Christian Henschke
    purchased land for a farm at Keyneton in 1861.
    Today, fifth-generation Stephen Henschke and his
    wife Prue uphold the family name and reputation, as
    winemaker and viticulturist respectively. The highly
    revered and the most sought-after Hill of Grace is the
    pinnacle of the red wines - but another shiraz fi rst made by Cyril, the Mount Edelstone, and the Cyril Cabernet Sauvignon introduced by Stephen as a tribute to his father - have forged own niche with red wine lovers all over the world.
    Prue's meticulous viticulture management has seen
    not only new life breathed into the venerable vineyards, but also a new direction given to white winemaking that their forebears could never have imagined. The newer Lenswood vineyards are contributing to the re-emergence of this classic variety, while research developments in colour and flavour have led to enormous improvements in quality in the Keyneton Estate and Mount Edelstone wines through improved trellising and fruit exposure.

    BASS PHILLIP

    VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

    Named after the early explorers of the region, George
    Bass and Arthur Phillip, Bass Phillip is situated deep
    in the cool climate region of Leongatha, Gippsland, at
    the southernmost part of Victoria in Australia. It is here that winemaker and proprietor Philip Jones has been producing the icon of Australian Pinot Noirs for over two decades - classified "Outstanding" by Langton's Classification, together with other renowned wines like Henschke Hill of Grace and Penfolds Grange.
    Bass Phillip's Pinot Noirs are made from hand-picked
    estate grown fruit with no irrigation and no exposure
    to pesticides/fungicides. Bottled unfiltered, these
    are wines which express the the soil and climate
    from whence they came, creating expectations and
    comparisons to Burgundian Pinot Noirs.
    "Make no mistake about it...these are brilliant Pinot
    Noirs, undoubtedly the finest being produced in
    Australia." Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate.
    "Phillip Jones is a perfectionist and crops his fruit at
    incredibly low levels to achieve his objectives in flavour development. Rigorous triaging of fruit, together with an almost insane passion and attention to detail, has resulted in the most exquisite of Australian Pinot Noirs." Andrew Caillard, Master of Wine.

  • NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand has around 600 wineries in 10 regions, producing <1% of the world's wine.

    New Zealand extends 1,600km (1000 miles) from sub-tropical Northland (36° S) to the world's most southerly region Central Otago (47° S).

    New Zealand vineyards benefit from the moderating effect of the maritime climate with long sunshine hours and nights cooled by sea breezes.

    New Zealand has a range of diverse varieties and styles; from the warmer climate wines, such as Bordeaux-style blends and Syrah, grown in Hawke's Bay and further north, to much cooler climate wines, such as Pinot Noir grown in the southerly regions.

    TE MATA ESTATE

    HAWKE'S BAY, NEW ZEALAND

    Established in 1896, Te MATA ESTATE is one of the New Zealand's oldest wineries. The family-owned estate is specializing in grape growing and winemaking from its 120 ha Hawke's bay vineyards- all estate grown and hand harvest. Hawke's Bay as the second largest wine region in New Zealand has great warm dry maritime climate, free draining soil types, gravel plains, hillside slopes and river terraces which are ideally suitable for Cabernets, Syrah, Chardonnay etc..

    Te MATA makes 65% Bordeaux blend and Syrah and 35% Whites .Acknowledged as one of the top 5 outstanding producers in New Zealand by Robert Parker, Te Mata's handmade wines are renowned as the country's finest. The Coleraine Cabernet and Awatea Cabernet are described as "Bona fide classics" by Robert Parker, one of the New Zealand first and finest Bullnose Syrah, barrel fermented Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc and the cost cutting Estate Vineyards single vineyard series.

    2012, Mr. John Buck the owner of the winery in his 70th year was awarded with "New Zealand Order of Merit"."I've always believed that New Zealand wine, and the arts, can foot it with the world's best. All I've ever done is put that belief into practice. It's been a pleasurable challenge." said John.

  • CHILE

    MIGUEL TORRES CHILE

    CURICÓ, CHILE

    In 1979, Miguel Torres acquired a small winery in
    Curicó, Chile. Today, when so many international firms have either bought vineyards or expressed an interest in the wines of Chile, we feel proud to have been the first foreign company to invest in this wine growing paradise.

    ALMAVIVA

    Almaviva, a great Chilean red wine, was born from the
    partnership between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Vina Concha y Toro. Chile offered its soil, climate and vine, and France brought its know-how and tradition.

    Vintage 2003, 94/100, An Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast.
    One of the TOP 7 Cabernets in the world, September 2006 Wine Enthusiast.
    Vintage 2005, 95/100, Wine Spectator.
    Vintage 2008, 92/100, Wine Spectator.

  • ARGENTINA

    Argentina is located in the southernmost end of the Americas, to the right of the Andes Mountains.

    In recent years, modern viticultural & vinification techniques introduced following research in Argentina, as well as international information exchange & best practice.

    Known as "The land of sun and good wine", Mendoza is the most important winegrowing region, taking 70% of Argentina's wine grapes.

    Primary grape varieties grown in Argentina at first glance

    White – Torrontés

    Torrontés produces some of the most distinctive white wines in Argentina, characterized by floral Muscat-like aromas and a spicy note. It requires careful handling during the winemaking process with temperature control during fermentation and sensitivity to certain strains of yeast.

    Red – Malbec

    While the historic birthplace of Malbec is Southwest France, it is in Argentina where the grape receives most of its notoriety. It is characterized by deep color and intense fruity flavors with a velvety texture.

    SALENTEIN

    MENDOZA, ARGENTINA

    From vineyards in the Alto Valle de Uco, high on the
    eastern slopes of the Andes, Bodegas Salentein is
    changing the face of Argentinean winegrowing. Bodegas Salentein is a leader in cultivating global awareness of the emerging premium wineries of Argentina. A new vision of quality - with plantings of classical varietals, preservation of old vines, re-application of European artisanry, and advanced technology - is yielding world class wines.

    CALLIA

    SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA

    Bodegas Callia belongs to The Salentein Family of
    Wines, and was built in Valle de Tulum, Caucete, in
    San Juan Province. This estate intends to carry on with
    the pioneering spirit of producing the best wines from
    San Juan and the best Shiraz from Argentina. The 241
    hectares of vineyard share an ideal micro-climate and
    soils of varied characteristics rendering wines with
    unique style and personality.

  • SOUTH AFRICA

    KLEINE ZALZE

    STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

    Wine has been produced on this family-owned wine
    estate since 1695. The combination of exceptional
    ter roir, situated on per fect aspects along the
    Stellenbosch Mountains, provide basic ingredients for
    the wines. The relentless effort of the wine-making
    team, a commitment to the highest quality, along with
    international experience, has positioned the wines
    amongst the best from South Africa. Often they are
    referred to as the "Kleine Miracle".
    Kleine Zalze swept the field at the 2007 International
    Wine and Spirit Competition in London, where it entered seven wines taking home all medals. The event was capped by Kleine Zalze winning the 'South African Wine Producer of the Year'.

     

    MEERLUST ESTATE

    STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

    Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument.

    Meerlust, with its historic manor house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary is situated fifteen kilometers south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay a mere five kilometers away. Wines are only made from grapes grown on the Estate which is uniquely positioned for the production of wines with exceptional complexity and character.

    In the summertime, ocean breezes and evening mists roll in from the coast to cool the vineyards. The grapes ripen slowly, thus achieving full, concentrated varietal flavours. The soils consist of predominantly deep, well drained Hutton and Clovelly soil types, affording the vines excellent drought resistance and an ideal substrate for producing concentrated, complex wines.

  • USA

    COPPOLA

    SONOMA COUNTY, USA

    Winemaking has been a Coppola family tradition for
    several generations. It was over 30 years ago that
    Francis and Eleanor Coppola established the winery,
    which turned out to be on the famed Inglenook Estate.
    The winemaking team of Francis Ford Coppola Winery consists of 5 world class winemakers and a crew ofof over 60 in the winery team. The wines express true
    appellation characteristics of California, which made
    in the same spirit - for sharing with friends and family,
    following the motto of the company: "food, wine,
    adventure".

    MARIMAR ESTATE

    SONOMA COUNTY, USA

    Marimar Torres, the fourth generation of the TORRES
    family, has been involved in the wine business all her
    life. She set her eyes on California and making it her
    home in 1975. She was the best-known ambassador of Spanish wines in America.
    In 1986, she selected a privileged place in the Russian
    River/Green Valley in Sonoma County, to set up her own winery. Because of her European heritage, emphasis on the vineyard was a natural concept for Marimar. The wines, made entirely from estate-grown grapes, are truly an expression of their terroir.

    OPUS ONE

    NAPA VALLEY, USA

    Opus One is a joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. It was created in 1979, which was the year of the first vintage.
    In 1982, the label was designed by the two owners
    of the winery and ever since Opus One has gained
    international recognition.

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