Growing sustainably - Urlar joins Enotria's New Zealand portfolio
New Zealand's Annual Trade tasting at Lord's on 12 January 2010 will see the latest exciting addition to Enotria's portfolio. Joining the likes of Trinity Hill, Lawson's Dry Hills and Quartz Reef is biodynamic winery Urlar.
Urlar, whose name means 'The Earth' in Gaelic, is located in Gladstone, on the southern end of the North Island, and is the brainchild of Angus and Davina Thompson, who emigrated from Scotland in 2004.
The ethos of the winery is economic and environmental sustainability. This includes organic practices such as recycling through composts and liquid manures and increasing plant bio diversity through inter-row crops. The winery expects to achieve organic certification in 2010, and joins the Enotria range with their 2009 Sauvignon Blanc and 2008 Pinot Noir.
Owner Angus Thomson says: "We are thrilled to appoint Enotria, with their very strong on premise position, as our distributor in the UK.
"Our wines are made to be drunk with food. Like most chefs, we feel the better the ingredients, the better the final product, and with that in mind we hope that the quality of these young wines will speak for themselves, and grace the finest of wine lists across the country."
Daniel Hart, New World wine buyer at Enotria, says:
“We're delighted to be representing Urlar from 2010 as they add a new dimension to the successful and growing sustainable section of our portfolio.”
For more information on Urlar wines, please visit www.urlar.co.nz