Local vineyard, Leura Park Estate has been awarded a contract to
supply Qantas international Business Class with its renowned25
d'Gris, hand-picked 2010 Pinot Gris.
The contract is the second time Leura Park Estate has won an
invited tender to supply Qantas international Business Class.
The vineyard was awarded the invited tender for its 2008 vintage25
d'GrisPinot Gris in 2009.
More than 200 wineries from around Australia were invited to
submit wines for consideration for the Qantas international
Business Class wine list.
"We are ecstatic to have our wine - and the Geelong/Bellarine
region - showcased to Australia and the world via Qantas," said
Lyndsay Sharp, Director of Leura Park Estate.
"The Bellarine is such a dynamic viticultural area - to be able
to promote our wine and this great part of Victoria to the world is
very exciting and incredibly gratifying," she said.
Mrs Sharp said the quality of the Pinot Gris had been reinforced
by recently taking out a coveted gold medal in the prestigious Wine
Spirits Asia Wine Challenge 2012 held in April, in Singapore.
"More than 700 wines from around the world were entered in the
Singapore show, it's very encouraging to receive recognition at
this level of international comparison."
Mrs Sharp said the Pinot Gris was estate grown, hand-picked and
one of several signature Leura Park Estate wines.
"The wine is a credit to our vineyard manager, Andrew Mahoney
and the winemaking team of Ray Nadeson, Darren Burke and Nyall
"Made in a traditional French style, our 201025 d'Grisinvolved
two late picks and is a classic depiction of a truly delicious
Pinot Gris. It boasts fresh flower and pear scents with a
hint of wood spice. Elegant acids are accentuated by guava
and pear notes with a rich, mineral backbone."
Leura Park Estate 25 d'GrisPinot Gris 2010 retails for
$30. Whilst the vast majority of the wine will be delivered
to Qantas, there are limited stocks remaining at the Leura Park
Estate Cellar Door which is open on weekends (10.30 - 5pm), 1400
Portarlington Road, Curlewis. Alternatively, contact the
vineyard on 5253 3180. www.leuraparkestate.com.au
Other wines in the Leura Park Estate stable include Sparkling
Blanc de Blanc, Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc,
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.