Following a global sell-out of the vintage in 2015 and accolades from UK reviewers and further abroad, Te Kauwhata-based Invivo has announced a new Graham Norton’s Own Shiraz alongside the release of its 2016 Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc.
A great success for the New Zealand winemaker, Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc production has increased by 50 percent since 2015 to meet demand. Last year, the wine sold out in over 1,910 stores in Ireland and the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Cofounder Tim Lightbourne and winemaker Rob Cameron travelled to Norton’s summer home last month, complete with six distinctive Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc pressings. Over an afternoon blending session the trio created Graham’s 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and a Graham Norton Shiraz, which is new this year.