Villa Maria is excited to showcase New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at International Sauvignon Blanc day April 24th 2015 marks the sixth annual International Sauvignon Blanc Day. Sauvignon Blanc accounts for 86% of wine exported from New Zealand and with its estimated worth over $1 billion annually, it's an incredibly important day in the New Zealand wine calendar.
Villa Maria exports Sauvignon Blanc to over 60 countries globally winning copious national and international awards including multiple gold medals at The International Wine Challenge for both our Private Bin and Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blancs. Alongside this, our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc was awarded gold at the Six Nation Wine Awards and our Single Vineyard Taylors Pass picked up a gold medal and trophy at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards.
This year, New Zealand Winegrowers will be leading the celebrations, holding events across the world to celebrate the zesty varietal that cemented New Zealand as a wine producing country to the rest of the world. In the UK New Zealand Winegrowers are hosting the Ultimate New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc tasting at New Zealand House where our full range of Sauvignon Blancs will be available to taste.
Sir George Fistonich, founder and CEO of Villa Maria, has always been incredibly impressed with the demand for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc around the world. "Sauvignon Blanc really put New Zealand on the world map as a quality wine producing country. As our biggest and most successful wine export, Sauvignon Blanc day is a day we love to acknowledge and celebrate."
The world will take the social media today to celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc day, so please tweet us by using the #sauvblanc #nzwine @villamaria_UK.