The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Giesen Wines invited to pour at Wine Spectator New York Wine Experience

Theo Giesen.

Giesen Wines has been invited to pour at the prestigious Wine Spectator New York Wine Experience in October.

The event includes dinners and cocktail parties, with the highlight being two New York Wine Experience Critics’ Choice Grand Tastings on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October. Wineries are invited to pour at the tasting by Wine Spectator’s board of senior editors, only wineries that have received the highest tasting scores of 90+ point ratings from the magazine’s tasting panel are considered.

Giesen’s invitation reflects the quality of its Marlborough wines and it focus in the US market over the past two years. Sales focus stateside has resulted in significant sales momentum for Giesen and success with its ultra-premium and regional collection of wine impressing Wine Spectator’s senior editors.

One of the winery’s three founders, Theo Giesen will attend the event to introduce wine lovers to Giesen. He said, “It’s an outstanding honour to receive an invitation for the Wine Spectator New York Wine Experience. I’m looking forward sharing our Marlborough wines with many discerning wine drinkers.”

Theo Giesen will be pouring The Brothers Late Harvest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013 which received 90 points when reviewed in Wine Spectator by MaryAnn Worobiec, senior editor and senior tasting coordinator. Her review stated: “Peach cobbler, vanilla and spice flavors mingle together on a smooth and juicy frame, with candied lemon peel, hazelnut and chai tea accents on the finish. Drink now through 2030.”

2017 marks the 37th year Wine Spectator has hosted the tastings, which are legendary with wine lovers in the United States. Proceeds from the Wine Experience support the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, which has provided more than $20 million in grants and scholarships to wine-related and culinary programs.

Since its establishment in 1981 by brothers Theo, Alex and Marcel, Giesen Wines has built a reputation for delivering quality Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and today it has nine varying Sauvignon Blanc styles. Recent company investment in vineyards, equipment and winemaking technology have enabled expansion of the Giesen Wines brand. This strategic development propelled Giesen Wines to become one of New Zealand’s top 10 producers by volume with distribution in 33 countries. This in turn became a springboard for further growth with the creation of the Giesen Group. Giesen owns 13 vineyards throughout Marlborough’s highly sought after Wairau Valley and has longstanding relationships with 70 of the region’s well respected grape growers, this ensures the winery has access to the finest quality fruit, which is the backbone of its global success.