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Negociants Fine Wine Tour

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Each year our New Zealand distributor, Negociants New Zealand hosts it's Negociants Fine Wine Tour. This year the event spanned three cities (Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland) between July 22-24. At each location a tasting experienced solely for wine trade and media preceded a tasting open to the general public. Here are a few pics from the event.

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2019 International Pinot Noir Celebration

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This year Mt. Beautiful was honored to have been invited back to the annual International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) hosted on the Linfield College Campus in McMinnville Oregon.

It had been roughly five years since they were last selected as a featured winery at this well regarded event entirely focused on Pinot Noir. Each year IPNC's organizers carefully select and invite a diverse representation of Pinot Noir producers from around the globe, amounting to over fifty wineries.

The daily itinerary for the event is impressive; peppered with activities ranging from on-campus seminars, off-site vineyard tours, a Grand Dinner, alfresco tastings, a heavily attended "Salmon Bake," a Champagne Brunch, and a large Pinot Noir tasting on the closing day of the event that is open to those who did not sign up for the entire weekend event.

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Mt. Beautiful's CEO Robert Watkins discussing the terroir of North Canterbury in a seminar on AVAs, hosted at Belle Pente Winery.

Dr Jamie Goode IPNC Alfresco Tasting IPNC
Of the wine media circulating the event was Dr. Jamie Goode of Wine Anorak.

Robert Watkins CEO Mt. Beautiful Rich Moshin Vineyards IPNC
Mt. Beautiful's CEO Robert Watkins (left) and Rick Moshin of Moshin Vineyards.

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Mt. Beautiful's Suzanna Mannion (left) and wine / travel writer L.M. Archer at the Grand Dinner Friday evening.

Rick Moshin Alfresco Tasting IPNC web
The Russian River's Moshin Vineyards were neighbors at the tastings. Pictured here is Rick (at left) and Richard 

IPNC Salmon Bake web
Saturday evening's Salmon Bake lured over 1500 wine loving guests.

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Countless beautifully crafted and heartfelt meals were prepareed throughout the event.

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Left to Right: Winemaker Thomas Houseman of Anne Amie Vineyards and Mt. Beautiful's Suzanna Mannion

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2019 Counter Culture - Anne Amie Vineyards

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Last weekend Mt. Beautiful attended the 2019 International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville Oregon. The day prior, they were one of 15 wineries pouring Rose and Chardonnay at a neighboring "IPNC" kick-off party called "Counter Culture" hosted by Anne Amie Vineyards. This lively event included fifteen international wineries, delectable local food vendors, highly scenic views and a live DJ. Here are some photos from this fabulously fun event.

Anne Amie Counter Culture Robert Tasting Stand web
Mt. Beautiful's CEO Robert Watkins

Ice Cream Truck 50 Licks Anne Amie Counter Culture web
Fifty Licks Ice Cream kept the wine tasters cool and refreshed.

Anne Amie Vineyards Sunset Counter Culture IPNC web
Fantastic panoramas from Anne Amie Vineyard and happy guests enjoying them. 

Counter Culture Anne Amie Vineyards Fire Pit web
A lengthy fire pit was lit and complemented by a fire dancer. 

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6th Annual "BDR" Fundraiser Ride

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2019 markes the third consecutive year that Mt. Beautiful has sponsored Backcountry Discovery Routes which cludes participation in its annual spring fundraiser.

This year, the event was held in Anza Borrego in Southern California.  Mt. Beautiful's CEO Robert wasn't able to attend this year's event, but Marketing Manager Suzanna Mannion was able to make it and represent the brand (and have fun riding!) in his absence. Here's an event recap published on the "BDR" blog: 

"Over 50 ADV riders gathered at the Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort in Borrego Springs, CA at the end of March for the 6th Annual BDR Fundraiser Ride.  This event brings together BDR supporters, Ambassadors and industry professionals for a weekend of BDR-style riding, presentations and important discussions about the work and plans of the BDR organization.

The location of the event changes every year, but the fun and camaraderie among the attendees remains the same. This confluence of energy, common interests and BDR focus translates into ideas and action plans that guide the organization.

Exceptional riding in the desert and mountain terrain during the day, and afternoon soaks in the pool, culminated in serious discussions and serious fundraising (plus some great laughs) over dinner in the evenings."

Full link to the article here including photos here. 

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