Kiwis Celebrate their NZ Rosé Wine with #sipnzrose Campaign
But Kiwi winemakers are also proud of producing a wide range of different wines whose quality is increasing everyday as the terroir and the adaptation of each grape variety gets better understood. This very great variety of wine styles Social Vignerons loves to cover. Check it out for yourself with all of our New Zealand Wine Reviews.
Last Friday, in the heart of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer season, New Zealand celebrated its first Rosé Day as one highlight of the Dare to Pink #sipnzrose campaign. The latter is a collaborative initiative including 25 top New Zealand wineries to highlight the new appetite of New Zealanders of pink wine. Supermarket sales in NZ show that Kiwis purchased over 870,000 bottles of still Rosé wine in 2015. That’s an increase of 40 per cent compared to five years ago!
Participating wineries are: Akarua, Allan Scott, Ara, Aronui, Esk Valley, Judge Rock, Left Field, Middle-Earth, Moi Wines, Murdoch James Estate, Pasquale, Peter Yealands, Q Wine, Snapper Rock, Soho, Spade Oak, Spy Valley, Te Pa, The Sisters, Thornbury, Toi Toi, Two Rivers, Villa Maria, Whitehaven and Wooing Tree.
Social Vignerons was given the opportunity by Sip NZ Wine, the organisers of the #sipNZrose campaign to try a selection of NZ Rosé wines from all corners of the country.
One has to admit I was happily surprised to find out that several kiwi producers do take rosé wine rather seriously. Check out our individual NZ rosé wine reviews following links below of by clicking on the images:
- 2015 Q Waitaki Valley Rosé, North Otago
- 2015 Two Rivers L’Ile de Beauté Rosé, Marlborough
- 2015 Wooing Tree Rosé, Central Otago
- 2015 Murdoch James Rhiannon Pinot Meunier Rosé, Martinborough
If you’re into the competitive spirit, each winery will vie to win votes for their Rose on NZ Rosé Day and throughout the month of February. Rosé lovers can vote for their favourite pink drink online at sipnzrose.com to win $500 to buy their own favourite pink accessory of the season.
More info at Dare to Pink NZ Rosé on Sipnzwine.com