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Launch 'CRU' Wines from New AONZ Fine Wine Estates

  • Point Wines 141 Queen Street Auckland, Auckland, 0627 New Zealand (map)

We are proud to have been chosen as a base for the launch of a very exciting new venture, AONZ ( Aotearoa New Zealand) Fine Wine Estates. The company has been co-founded by two major personalities, Steve Smith and Brian Sheth. Steve Smith is renowned for establishing Craggy Range with the Peabody Family and is also one of few qualified Master of Wine's based in NZ. Brian Sheth is a US born Australian investor actively involved in waste management and wildlife preservation who has a strong affiliation and love for New Zealand and in particular its world class wine.

They both share like minded ideas and philosophies when it comes to the New Zealand wine industry, and in particular are very much focused on Single Vineyard showcasing terroir-driven wines that are expressions of great sites from around New Zealand.

The tasting will be conducted by the irrepressible and articulate Steve Smith. A great orator whose knowledge of the industry and NZ wine is second to none. 

Their start-up is comprised of two iconic NZ wineries recently purchased, Pyramid Valley and Lowburn Ferry, and their very own brand, Smith and Sheth 'CRU' made from the highest quality fruit selected from very special sites. We were privileged enough to have a sneak preview of the wines recently and can report without doubt that they are truly impressive and representative wines of the land they come from.

Here is the line-up for the night:

*Smith and Sheth 'CRU' Wairau Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
*Smith and Sheth 'CRU' Heretaunga Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2016
*Smith and Sheth 'CRU' Howell Vineyard Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2016
*Smith and Sheth 'CRU' Mangatahi Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2015
*Smith and Sheth 'CRU' Omahu Hawke's Bay Syrah 2014
*Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2015
*Lowburn Ferry The Ferryman Pinot Noir 2014

Sign up and be some of the first to experience the 'CRU' wines.

Earlier Event: March 13
Spanish Tasting