Two years ago, Henri Lurton had opened the doors of Château Brane-Cantenac to the California Vintners Association and conducted a tasting of 12 California cabernets. This time, together with Ch’ng Poh Tiong, the wine writer and publisher of The Wine Review, and Steve Smith, MW, general manager of Craggy Range in Gimblett Gravels, he welcomed 6 wineries from the East of the Northern Island of New Zealand and again invited neighbors and friends to an interesting discovery of these great wines, quite unfamiliar to us. A brilliant idea and for all involved, a beautiful stroll amongst various vintages and terroirs of New Zealand.
There are some great pictures of the event at the bottom of this post.
Congratulations to Chateau Brane-Cantenac team for such an innovative idea.
Henri: If you are listening Virgnia wines would be a good addition for next year ;)!