Misha’s Vineyard secures Australian distribution partner

Misha’s Vineyard, one of Central Otago’s leading premium wine producers, is now exclusively represented in Australia through Langton’s.

“The name Langton’s is synonymous with fine wine so it’s a great honour that they have selected our brand to be part of their portfolio of producers” said Misha Wilkinson, who own’s Misha’s Vineyard with her husband Andy. “Consumption of both domestic and imported Pinot Noir has been growing steadily in Australia in recent years and the Central Otago region, which has become the Pinot Noir capital of New Zealand, is acclaimed globally as producing some the world’s best examples”.

In addition to a range of Pinot Noirs, Langton’s will also offer a selection of the Misha’s Vineyard cool-climate aromatic white wines including Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer.

“Misha and Andy’s uncompromising approach to every facet of their operation, alongside Olly Masters’ gift with grapes, make Misha’s Vineyard wines the ideal offering for Langton’s customers” said Florian Thoelke, senior buyer at Langton’s. “Misha’s Vineyard wines are some of the most consistent and highly-rated wines in Central Otago, and we are proud to offer them exclusively in Australia.”

The Wilkinsons spent two years to find the ideal site on which to establish their vineyard which was planted in 2004. The spectacular 57-hectare estate on the edge of Lake Dunstan is in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The focus for the first ten years at Misha’s Vineyard was producing consistently high-quality wines and building a brand working primarily with top restaurants, five-star hotels, premium wine retailers and private buyers through the establishment of a network of distributors around the world as well as in New Zealand. Two years ago, the Misha’s Vineyard Tasting Room was opened in Cromwell signifying a new phase of growth for the company.

“A significant number of visitors to our tasting room are from Australia so we’re delighted that we are now able to offer them the ability to continue to purchase our wines when they return home” said Misha Wilkinson.

Founded in 1988, Langton’s began as a specialist wine auction house and created a Classification of Fine Wine in 1991, which has become the ultimate form guide to Australian Fine Wine. Langton’s was instrumental in developing the secondary (auction) market for Australian wine and in building the market for fine imported wines. In 2011, Langton’s, now owned by Woolworths, acquired a fine wine brokerage service to further enhance its position in the market.  As the business has evolved Langton’s now offers one of the most advanced fine wine services in the world.