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Wow Factor Wine

Wow Factor Wine

The 2013 McHenry Hohnen Rocky Road Vineyard Chardonnay  has been featured in James Halliday’s 2015 Wow Factor Whites supplement awarded a huge 95 Points! Whole bunch-pressed, natural yeast, matured in French barriques (20% new) for 10 months. While well and truly elegant, is a little  more open, white peach first up, grapefruit in hot pursuit; shakes itself off on the aftertaste in best canine fashion. 13.5% alc. The McHenry Hohnen Chardonnay has that wow factor because  of the interaction of a cooler southern site, heavy ironstone gravels, sloping terrain and a northerly aspect combine to produce a powerful yet refined example of Margaret River Chardonnay.  Sustainably farmed and dry-grown, fruit is hand-harvested, whole bunch-pressed, barrel fermented with no additions and bottled with minimal sulphur. For more information please click...
Yealands Estate Press Announcement

Yealands Estate Press Announcement

Press Release New investment in Yealands a win for Marlborough Marlborough Lines has agreed to invest $89 million to purchase an 80% shareholding in Yealands Wine Group, the two companies announced today. Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands welcomed the investment: “In looking for an investor we wanted someone who shared our beliefs and who would help us to continue to build the business, both in expanding our fruit supply and in developing our international marketing programme.” Marlborough Lines Managing Director Ken Forrest said the purchase is a good investment for the Company and will provide increased dividends to consumers. It will also provide long-term economic and social benefits to the region. Mr Forrest said Marlborough Lines had realised profits of over $100 m from investments which up until recently had been held outside the region, and the investment in Yealands provides an opportunity to reinvest locally. “Opportunities to invest in the electricity industry are limited and this led to us looking to other options. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to acquire an 80% interest in Yealands,” Mr Forrest said. “We have received independent advice and carried out a comprehensive review of Yealands’ business and have been impressed with their achievements, particularly in light of their relatively short existence, and with their ambitious plans for growth. We are satisfied that this will be a successful investment which will broaden our asset base for the benefit of the people of Marlborough. We are pleased to be able to demonstrate our confidence in the future of Marlborough’s most important industry,” Mr Forrest said. Marlborough Electric Power Trust Chair Ross Inder says the investment...
TWC Welcomes Tasmania and Central Otago!

TWC Welcomes Tasmania and Central Otago!

The Wine Company endeavors to offer their customers the highest quality wines from the most renowned regions in  Australia and around the World. This week, The Wine Company introduced two new brands to their portfolio, Mataora and Blessington Road. Mataora comes from the traditional Maori language, meaning living or being alive. Mataora Pinot Noir is grown and produced in the renowned Central Otago region of New Zealand. The region is famous for the surrounding mountains that protect the vineyards against the changing environment, resulting in superb cool-climate fruit. Blessington Road is produced 10 minutes South of Launceston, Tasmania. Both the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reflect the global reputation Tasmania holds of producing leading premium cool-climate wines. Mataora and Blessington Road offer the Australian market wines produced from the highest quality fruit that are affordable and approachable in style for all consumers to enjoy. The Wine Company would like to welcome Mataora and Blessington Road to their portfolio and look forward to working on a range of wines filled with character and made from only the highest quality. Both wines are available along the East Coast of Australia. Click on the wines below to find out...
TWC Teams Up With Margaret River Winery McHenry Hohnen!

TWC Teams Up With Margaret River Winery McHenry Hohnen!

The Wine Company are pleased to announce a new trading partnership with well-known Margaret River winery, McHenry Hohnen. McHenry Hohnen Vintners was established in 2004 by pioneer Margaret River winemaker, David Hohnen and his brother-in-law and vine-grower, Murray McHenry. All grapes are sourced from family owned vineyards in the southern part of the Margaret River region. McHenry Hohnen embrace a ‘hands off’ winemaking philosophy, with the vineyards being managed using the principals of biological farming. Peter Yeoman, TWC General Manager is extremely pleased with the announcement “it is an absolute pleasure to welcome McHenry Hohnen to our portfolio. This partnership offers an opportunity for our teams to market a premium and prestigious Margaret River brand to our trading customers. We look forward to working with the brand and enhancing the reputable position McHenry Hohnen already hold in the market place”. McHenry Hohnen Director, Murray McHenry said “We are very much looking forward to a partnership with TWC. Joining a family owned business like our own ensures we are represented in trade with the same ethics, honesty and integrity which form a fundamental part of our business philosophy. Thank you to TWC for embracing our endeavours across eastern Australia. McHenry Hohnen has had a successful year with overwhelmingly positive reviews and 14 wine show medals including Gold for our 2012 Amigos Red. It is a very exciting period for our brand with significant growth and development across national and international markets”. TWC would like to welcome McHenry Hohnen to their business and look forward to working with their team to establish their brand further along the east coast of...
Blue Pyrenees To Join TWC

Blue Pyrenees To Join TWC

Australian and Family owned distributor, The Wine Company are pleased to announce a new trading partnership with Blue Pyrenees Estate. TWC is to become Blue Pyrenees eastern seaboard distributor, effective 1st March 2015. The Blue Pyrenees site was established in 1963 and was among the modern Australian wine industry’s first venture into cool climate viticulture. The Estate is surrounded by the picturesque blue-hued Pyrenees ranges named for its beauty and similarity to the Pyrenees mountains bordering France and Spain. Blue Pyrenees was purchased by a group of wine loving businessmen in 2002, who are committed to making authentic wines of world class quality from 100% estate grown fruit. Blue Pyrenees is most recognised for its Midnight Cuvee which was crowned Australia’s Finest Sparkling Wine at the Champagne and Sparkling World Championships in 2014. Peter Yeoman, General Manager of TWC couldn’t be happier with the partnership “The Pyrenees region is producing some of the best wines in Australia and the introduction of this well-known brand supports and enhances, what is now a market leading portfolio. It is an honour to have Blue Pyrenees on board and to welcome such a renowned and respected winery into our portfolio”. Blue Pyrenees CEO and Chief Winemaker Andrew Koerner said “We are excited about the opportunity of partnering with TWC to build our businesses together. We were very impressed with the business acumen and drive of The Wine Company, and their growth plans. Blue Pyrenees had a very successful wine show year in 2014, with an incredible 12 trophies including World Champion Australian Sparkling Wine for Midnight Cuvee 2010, 3 trophies for Shiraz 2012,...