Waiheke Island, New Zealand (PRWEB) November 20, 2012
Destiny Bay Vineyards announced today that Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, the acclaimed food and wine destination in the historic town of Chester, England, has selected Destiny Bay’s Bordeaux-style, Cabernet blended wines for its exclusive wine cellar. The Simon Radley restaurant in the Chester Grosvenor hotel, a 147 year old cultural and architectural landmark, has retained its Michelin star since 1990 and is one of only 26 restaurants in the UK to be awarded four AA Rosettes.
Garry Clark, Head Sommelier of Simon Radley, said they had been looking to revamp their New Zealand selection and were impressed with the quality and presentation of the boutique New Zealand wines. He noted that “Waiheke Island has been raved about in the UK …for the outstanding quality of the wines and the rich depth of winemaking." He adds that “the wines of Destiny Bay bring that to life. They’re not cheap, but the quality shines out.”
Katie and David Paddle of the Black Dog wine agency representing Destiny Bay Vineyards expressed their delight that “this iconic, Michelin-starred establishment was so receptive to listing Destiny Bay wines on their highly selective list.”
Brett Taylor, Destiny Bay’s Global Director of Sales and Distribution noted that “we have many prestigious restaurant listings around the world. However, Simon Radley's restaurant at The Chester Grosvenor is our first Michelin listing. It’s an honor to have our wines enjoyed alongside Simon's Michelin star cuisine."
About Destiny Bay Vineyards
Destiny Bay is a small, single vineyard, family-owned winery on Waiheke Island, New Zealand that specializes in estate grown and bottled blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Destiny Bay produces fewer than 2,200 cases per year of their three distinct blends, Magna Praemia, Mystae and Destinae. Destiny Bay is Waiheke Island’s first fully certified Sustainable Winery & Vineyard (SWNZ).
About Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor
Previously known as the Arkle, Chester Grosvenor’s Michelin starred restaurant was revamped in September 2008 and renamed ‘Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor’ in honor of its highly respected and widely acclaimed Executive Chef. This gourmet restaurant has retained its much coveted Michelin star since 1990 and is one of only 26 restaurants in the UK to be awarded 4 AA Rosettes. The exceptional menu changes seasonally, and the emphasis is on using the very best, fresh local produce in imaginative and innovative ways.
Destiny Bay, the Comet, Magna Praemia, Mystae, Destinae and Dulce Suavi are registered trademarks of Destiny Bay Vineyards Ltd. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.