Te Mata in Dream Opener
Hawkes Bay’s Te Mata Estate will open next month’s London International Wine and Spirits Fair (LIWSF) with a tasting celebrating 25 years of its flagship Cabernet/Merlot, Coleraine. Te Mata CEO John Buck and winemaker Peter Cowley will present the Coleraine vertical tasting to the UK-based Circle of Wine Writers. “They don’t come any bigger than this,” says Buck. “It is the wine equivalent of a New Zealand designer being first on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week … [To] be singled out amongst the worlds finest, in the most important of styles, is wonderful recognition of the quality of wine from Te Mata Estate, Hawkes Bay, and New Zealand. It’s also a very nice way to start Coleraine’s 25th birthday celebrations.” LIWSF 2007 takes place at London’s Victoria Docks, May 22-24.