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Destiny Bay Wines Praised in Sommelier Journal as Destined for Grand Cru Status


The Premier Publication for Wine Industry Professionals Singles Out Destiny Bay's Ultra-Premium Bordeaux Style Blends for Special Recognition.

WAIHEKE ISLAND, New Zealand and San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

Destiny Bay Vineyards announced today that the October 2012 issue of Sommelier Journal which alerts industry professionals to the finest wines available singled out Destiny Bay's Cabernet blends for special recognition. In an article titled “New Zealand Clarets: Bordeaux Down Under,” popular wine writer and educator Marlene Rossman identifies and describes New Zealand's top producers noting that Destiny Bay “indeed appears destined to become one of the nation's grand crus.”

"I am very proud of what our team has accomplished,” said Mike Spratt co-founder if Destiny Bay Vineyards. “To be acknowledged in the Sommelier Journal by a well-known wine educator and rated last year by the world's top Sommelier, Gerard Basset, as being on par with the great French First Growths and Italian Super Tuscans, is an achievement in which we take great pride." He adds that “artisan winemaking is always a challenge, but we're dedicated to fulfilling our promise to our patrons with every bottle from every vintage."

"The main trade focus at Destiny Bay is growing our global list of prestigious restaurants through introductions to top wine directors and sommeliers,” said Brett Taylor, Director of Global Distribution. “Being singled out by professionals like Ms. Rossman in the Sommelier Journal article is both gratifying and helpful in introducing Destiny Bay wines to the global community of fine wine enthusiasts.”

About Destiny Bay Vineyards
Destiny Bay is a small, single vineyard, family-owned winery on Waiheke Island, New Zealand that specializes in estate grown and bottled blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Destiny Bay produces fewer than 2,200 cases per year of their three distinct blends, Magna Praemia, Mystae and Destinae. Destiny Bay is Waiheke Island's first fully certified Sustainable Winery & Vineyard (SWNZ).

About Sommelier Journal
Sommelier Journal is a monthly wine publication based in Denver, Colorado, USA. It is the first American magazine devoted to the interests and concerns of the restaurant wine business. It is written by wine professionals for wine professionals. In each issue, the best writers in the industry help newcomers and veterans alike explore new wines and new ways of succeeding in the restaurant wine business, as well as keep current with the latest consumer, restaurant, and wine trends and news.

About Marlene Rossman
Marlene Rossnan is the founder of Manhattan Wine Seminars, LLC, hosting wine seminars and events in Southern California; she also consults on fine-wine acquisitions. Since 2004, she has been on instructor in the University of California-Irvine Wine Certificate Program, winning the Distinguished Instructor Award for 2011. The wine columnist for Chef Magazine, she also writes for The Tasting Panel, International Sommelier, and other publications and is a co-host on the James Beard award-winning webcast, Formerly editor-in-chief and columnist for Wine Country International magazine, she was a sommelier and culinary student instructor at New York City's French Culinary Institute and the sommelier at Laguna Culinary Arts in Laguna Beach, Calif.

Destiny Bay, the Comet, Magna Praemia, Mystae, Destinae and Dulce Suavi are registered trademarks of Destiny Bay Vineyards Ltd. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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