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Woollaston Estates is Simmer's First Represented New Zealand Winery
Woollaston Estates produce high quality, distinctive wines in
Nelson, New Zealand. A gentle and natural approach is taken when growing grapes
and making wine to allow the fruit to fully express varietal characters and the
place in which it was grown. The vineyards and winery are certified as
sustainable by Sustainable Winegrowing
New Zealand, and organic and biodynamic practices are being introduced.
Woollaston Estates offers three tiers of wines. The entry level
Wingspan series named after the protected Harrier Hawks that
soar above the vineyards in summer, scaring away small birds attracted to the
ripening fruit on the vines and the series produces a Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot
The middle tier Tussock series is named after the
native New Zealand grass that grows on the roof of the winery, and offers an
excellent quality, mid-priced alternative to the Woollaston brand. The wineries
‘living roof’ built into the hillside over four levels blends the building into
the surrounding landscape. The series offers a Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris,
Pinot Noir and a Pinot Rose.
The top tier Woollaston series are the product of the soil, the vines, the
climate and their people. The fingerprint on the label represents the
contribution that each employee makes towards creating the best possible wine. The
colour bars under the logo represent our soils, vines and climate - the
beginnings of great wine. The series has a Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot
Gris, Pinot Noir and a Pinot Rose.
California Wineries Hayes Ranch & Murrieta's Well Join Simmer
Hayes Ranch and Murrieta's Well wineries
both part of the Wente Family Estates
group which has more than 125 years of winemaking history are both located in
the California's Livermore valley. They are now represented in Alberta and
British Columbia by Simmer and will be available in August.
Hayes Ranch produces “California Wines with a Western Spirit”. The Hayes family
was a true Californian ranching family whose livelihood depended on the land. The
winemaker Brad Buehler carries on the Hayes family tradition by crafting
bright, delicious wines from premier California vineyards. They are created
with a rancher's pride, from excellent quality grapes for your enjoyment and
are an excellent value. The wine line-up includes a “Best Foot Forward
Chardonnay”, an “in the Saddle Cabernet” and a “Lucky Horseshoe Merlot”.
Award-winning Murrieta’s Well winery is defined by
its distinctive blended wines, stunning location, and a rich heritage that
began in California’s Gold Rush era. In 1990, fourth generation winemaker
Philip Wente and winemaker Sergio Traverso merged old and new winemaking
styles, reviving the historic winery originally established by Livermore
Pioneer Louis Mel.
Familia Cassone joins the Simmer Fine Wine & Spirits Portfolio
Simmer Fine Wine
& Spirits is pleased to announce the addition of Familia
Cassone from Mendoza, Argentina as one of its first wine suppliers.
Under the guidance of award-winning independent winemaker Mauricio Lorca, the winery
produces three levels of award-winning wines: entry level Siete Cuchillos (seven knives), Finca
La Florencia and Obra Prima which
includes the 2007 Colección Malbec, 91 rated Wine Spectator wine
(December 2010). Red, rosé, sparkling and white varietals are available throughout
the product line.
Quattrocchi Becomes Simmer Fine Wine & Spirits First Argentinean Wine Supplier
Simmer Fine Wine & Spirits is proud to announce its
first Argentinean wines in its portfolio from Quattrocchi. Carefully selected varietals by the Simmer team
will be available both in Alberta and British Columbia by mid-summer 2010.