Mission Estate winery has expanded their domestic supply of Sauvignon Blanc from their home in Hawke’s Bay to include Marlborough. “We’ve embarked on this expansion in order to introduce our domestic customers to our award winning export offering” says Dean Smith, Mission Estate Sales and Marketing Manager.
In an effort the keep up with demand, Mission Estate acquired the spectacular 100 hectare Cable Station Road vineyard in 2012. It is located in the picturesque Awatere Valley in Marlborough.
“This move will help cater for the global demand there is for our Mission Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It’s now available on over 300 wine lists in the United Kingdom and has a presence in several export markets,” says Smith. He continues “this is a wine with global pedigree and we’re confident this move will be well supported in the domestic market.”
The 2014 release has recently seen more success, receiving a Gold medal at the China Wine and Spirits Awards, as well as Silver at San Francisco Wine Awards and a silver Decanter award. It was also selected by prestigious Winestate magazine as one of their ‘Top 40’ Best Value Buys of 2014. To put this result in perspective, it was selected from over 10,000 wines.
Mission Estate will continue to produce Sauvignon Blanc from its long standing Hawke’s Bay vineyard, which is barrel-fermented and sold under its Reserve label.