Appellation Marlborough Wine Press Release

Press Release – Monday 20 May 2019 “It provides the wine buying public of the world with an assurance they can see and trust.” Ivan Sutherland Appellation Marlborough Wine – a promise of provenance Marlborough’s wine industry has welcomed the development of a quality mark to protect the authenticity, integrity and sustainability of Marlborough wine. Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW) was launched in June last year and now has 45 members, including some of the region’s most iconic wine companies. Speaking at the AGM last week, chair Ivan Sutherland, owner of Dog Point Vineyards, said there were already 30 Sauvignon Blanc labels from the 2018 vintage wearing the quality mark, giving consumers confidence in the provenance of their wine. “Appellation Marlborough Wine is about protecting the reputation this region has worked hard to build. It provides the wine buying public of the world with an assurance they can see and trust.” Sutherland said wine writers and distributors had welcomed the initiative warmly, with their most pressing question being ‘why did it take so long to eventuate?’ Cloudy Bay Estate Director Yang…

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