Boutique New Zealand winery Te Awa, has announced that Hatch Mansfield will add Te Awa Estate to their impressive wine portfolio of premium family-owned wineries from the 1st of April 2015, including its much revered Left Field range.
Te Awa is a single estate vineyard nestled in the heart of the Gimblett Gravels wine growing region in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. The full Maori name given to the site is Te Awa o Te Atua which means 'River of God', a reference to the mysterious subterranean streams under the vineyards.
Produced traditionally in small quantities, the range comprises of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Cabernet Merlot.
Alongside the addition of Te Awa to Hatch Mansfield is its Left Field range. Left Field embodies a freestyle contemporary feel, allowing movement away from the single vineyard site which Te Awa is founded upon, in turn allowing for varietal expression.
Master of Wine and Managing Director of Hatch Mansfield, Patrick McGrath, discusses his excitement about adding the boutique Te Awa and Left Field Estate to their arsenal of New Zealand wines.
“Having worked with great New Zealand wines for 20 years in the UK, we are thrilled to now be adding Te Awa and Left Field to our portfolio. I would like to thank Bibendum for all the hard work that they have done with the wines in recent years. The wines are simply fantastic. We are sure the ranges are going to have quite an impact when we launch them in 2015.”
Ali Campbell, Brand Manager from Te Awa Winery also highlights how she anticipates a long and prosperous partnership with Hatch Mansfield.
“We see a really exciting future ahead for Te Awa and Left Field and are looking forward to expanding and growing our business in the UK with Hatch Mansfield.”
The introduction of Te Awa and Left Field into Hatch Mansfield’s portfolio will ensure the continual building of the brands in the United Kingdom, where they have currently been a part of the Bibendum portfolio. We look forward to 2015 and the new partnership between our organisations.