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Mt. Beautiful Wines, New Zealand - February 2019

New Zealand Pinot Noir Wines to Seek Out

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In this article, our 2016 Pinot Noir was selected by Associate Editor of Decanter, Tina Gellie, and featured alongside 12 other New Zealand Pinots Noirs. Ours is the only Pinot Noir from North Canterbury, rated 92 points with only one other rated higher (93 points).

New Zealand Pinot Noir Wines to Seek Out
Decanter, Tina Gellie, February 2019

"Decanter's Tina Gellie picks your next New Zealand Pinots to try... Pinot Noir grows at its best in cooler climates – think Burgundy and Champagne – which is why it fares well in New Zealand, especially in regions such as Marlborough and Central Otago. New Zealand has developed a reputation for the quality of its Pinot Noir in recent years, and they can offer great value for money compared to the old world competition, typically offering a fragrant aroma with flavours of cherry, raspberry and brambles. The following wines showcase some top picks for drinking in 2019 and beyond, from the full-bodied, rich expressions of Central Otago to the weighty concentration of Martinborough and the balanced elegance of Marlborough.

2016 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir 
Cracking value here, with vibrant cherry and strawberry characters on a full-bodied, creamy palate, alongside pinpoint balance of acidity and alcohol. It's firm and fresh, with gentle oak spicing and supple tannins from 10 months in new and used barrels.
Drinking Window 2019 - 2022."


Meet Simon, Mt. Beautiful New Zealand's new GM!

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Mt. Beautiful New Zealand welcomes its new General Manager Simon Jones who will oversee the operations of Teece Family Vineyards and Farms as well as Mt. Beautiful New Zealand (encompassing the Mt. Beautiful Winery, Mt. Beautiful Two Rivers Café and Wine Tasting Room and Manuka Bay holiday house). 
Simon’s extensive background in executive management in the restaurant, farm, wine and hospitality industries make him a solid choice for the all-new General Manager role that reports directly to the CEO. “We are excited to have Simon on board to fill this all new position on the Mt. Beautiful team,” says Robert Watkins, CEO of Mt. Beautiful, Teece Family Vineyards and Farms. “His managerial experience and ability to effectively lead our farm, restaurant, winery, vineyard and hospitality teams make him a perfect fit.”


CIA Sommelier Summit at Copia in Napa, California

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In late January, the Culinary Institute of America at the Copia Building in downtown Napa hosted the fourth annual CIA Sommelier Summit. David Strada organized a lunch hosted by New Zealand Winegrowers and Mt. Beautiful alongside Amisfield wines were two of the seven brands from New Zealand represented at this lunch.  For a full recap check out "Going Beyond Sauvignon Blanc at the Culinary Institute of America's Fourth Annual Sommelier Summit" authored by Melissa A. Marrapese Ph.d in the April issue of The Tasting Panel. Link here.


A Day Out in North Canterbury

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In late January the North Canterbury Wines Association put togeher a fabulous day of wine, food and fun for a group of visiting media. Mt. Beautiful, of course, was one of the 60 or so wineries represented at this special event.

Photos from the event, including some very impressive contortionist performers can be located on this Facebook photo album hosted on the North Canterbury Wines Association page:


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