Gold Medal Auntsfield Wine Makes Scottish Homecoming

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Auntsfield Estate wines were enthusiastically welcomed at their Scottish debut in East Lothian when Linton Wines hosted a New Zealand wine evening.

The Gold medal winning 2005 Long Cow Sauvignon Blanc is the product of the recently replanted Auntsfield winery, Marlborough, New Zealand. Originally established by Scots pioneers in the 1870’s the wines from Auntsfield were renowned for their medicinal qualities. Now the Cowley family have revived the estate and the 2005 vintage was assisted by the well known Mike Just, who wears a patch over one eye and claims to be direct descendant of King Edward III, the Black Prince.

Linton Wines hosted the event which showed wines from 5 New Zealand vineyards.

“We were delighted to show not only Auntsfield but also Maven (made by Mike Just too), Te Hera, a Martinborough boutique winery, Sherwood and wine from Alan McCorkindale. Both Maven and Te Hera also made their Scottish debut,” said John Rowan, Linton Wines.

“We see New Zealand wines as a great food match and these wines showed just how versatile they can be. When our UK agent told Auntsfield about our event near Edinburgh, the winery contacted us directly with a pictorial history of the wine estate. It is great to have that support behind us.”

The evening also featured Auntsfield Hawk Hill Pinot Noir. The 2005 vintage has recently been rated ‘Best New World Red’ by Steven Spurrier (source: Decanter May 2006) who said “This superb Pinot Noir stood out at the recent New Zealand tasting for its depth of colour, richness of fruit, and purity, length - a wine to rival the very best from Central Otago." Hawk Hill is named after the majestic Harrier Hawks that fly over Auntsfield’s elevated north facing slopes.

Auntsfield, Maven, Te Hera, Sherwood and Alan McCorkindale wines are available from Linton Wines The Gold medal winning 2005 Long Cow Sauvignon Blanc is the product of the recently replanted Auntsfield winery, Marlborough, New Zealand. Originally established by Scots pioneers in the 1870’s the wines from Auntsfield were renowned for their medicinal qualities. Now the Cowley family have revived the estate and the 2005 vintage was assisted by the well known Mike Just, who wears a patch over one eye and claims to be direct descendant of King Edward III, the Black Prince.

Auntsfield, Maven, Te Hera, Sherwood and Alan McCorkindale wines are available from Linton Wines at http.//http://www.lintonwines.co.uk.

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