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28/03/2006

Registrations open for biggest Pinot Noir celebration NZ seen

Registrations are now open for what will be the biggest celebration ever held in New Zealand of wine’s most fickle but fascinating grape.

Pinot Noir lovers can log on to www.pinotnoir2007.co.nz and register online for the four day Pinot Noir 2007 celebration in January next year.

Almost 100 wineries are already signed up to participate in the event and Chairman Steve Smith says that’s both a measure of the increase in planting and production of Pinot Noir in New Zealand, and an indication of how much Pinot Noir has grown in popularity.

“It’s an exciting time for New Zealand Pinot Noir producers – we have the opportunity to be a great Pinot Noir-producing country simply because we have got the natural resources to do it.

“There’s a worldwide trend in food and wine for lighter, fresher styles and Pinot Noir fits perfectly with that. We need to recognise that huge opportunity and become part of it.”

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