Wednesday, 29 August 2018

New Zealand icons come together

Sailing across Hauraki Gulf with a glass of wine in hand sounds  a formidable experience. 

Brancott Estate, one of New Zealand's leading wine brands, has just announced that it will be the major wine sponsor for Emirates Team New Zealand for the 36th America's Cup yachting campaign.

Brancott Estate has signed a three-year deal with the the yachties. 

"As a brand that looks to do things differently and embraces forward-thinking, we see a strong link between ourselves and Emirates Team New Zealand," says Patrick Materman, Brancott Estate chief winemaker. 

"Brancott Estate cultivated a region considered too cold for grapes, planting sauvignon blanc and pinot noir grapes in Marlborough and establishing a wine region that is recognised across the globe.

"Our history of ingenuity, innovation and sustainability has seen us grow to be one of New Zealand's leading wine brands.

"In a similar vein, Emirates Team New Zealand had its beginnings in the New Zealand Challenge team which contested the 1987 America's Cup event in Fremantle, Western Australia. 

"In an event dominated by technology and money, New Zealand punches well above its weight. The team has achieved victory on the world stage no less than three times, and in 2021 will defend their status as America's Cup holders."

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