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Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2013
A New Zealand cellar door has won 2014 International Best of Wine Tourism award with the Brancott Estate Heritage Centre in Marlborough being the only New Zealand cellar door to win this prestigious award.
The Brancott Estate Heritage Centre, home of Brancott Estate wines, is located at Brancott Vineyard, the site of the original Sauvignon Blanc plantings in Marlborough. it is open seven days a week from 10.00am – 4.30pm.
The Great Wine Capitals Global Network recently announced the winners of the 2014 International Best of Wine Tourism awards at a ceremony held at the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone campus in St. Helena, California. The nine international winners were chosen from 53 local ‘Best Of‘ winners from nine Great Wine Capitals. In all, 350 applications were received this year.
As one of Marlborough’s premier cellar doors with majestic views over the region, the Brancott Estate Heritage Centre offers a dining experience with exclusive wine tours and tastings. Equipped with the latest technology it also provides an audio-visual experience, telling the story of the brand and the pioneering nature of its founders and winemakers. The Brancott Estate Heritage Centre is state-of-the-art, designed to integrate seamlessly into the natural landscape and showcase Brancott Vineyard.
Brancott Estate Heritage Centre won the “Innovative Wine Tourism” category for its ‘Mastery of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc’ a tutored wine tasting that demonstrates the diversity of the Marlborough Terroir and how it shapes Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Patrick Materman, chief winemaker for Brancott Estate said that they are thrilled to had win the prestigious International Wine Tourism Award in their second year since opening late 2011. A great number of wine tourism visitors are attracted in the Marlborough region annually. It’s a matter of pride that Brancott Estate Heritage Centre has been recognised with this International Award.
The Brancott Estate Heritage Centre is a must see attraction in Marlborough, thanks to its unparalleled views over the iconic vineyard, the famous Marlborough wine region and beyond – with views extending as far as the North Island on a clear day.