Complexity New Zealnd Wine Event with Wine Channel TV and Escarpment
Sipping great New Zealand wine, talking Rugby and dancing the traditional Haka dance in Denver is my ideal kind of event. The Complexity New Zealand event this past weekend helped New Zealand make a name for itself, and in a big way!
I traveled to Denver to attend the Complexity New Zealand wine event with around 60 of the top wine opinion leaders in the nation, along with over 20 NZ wineries. The event was very educational, we tasted over 40 types of wine the last day, and had a few memorable dinners with chefs flown in from New Zealand along with their Kiwi food.
Larry Mckenna, winemaker of Escarpment Vineyard in Martinborough NZ, was one winery that met with WineChannelTV while in Denver and was excited to talk about their wine. Escarpment Vineyard was founded in 1999 as a joint business collaboration between Robert & Mem Kirby (of Australia’s Village Roadshow) and Larry & Sue McKenna.
I tasted the 2006 Escarpment Pinot Noir which as Larry mentioned was a great vintage, and was evident in its smooth, well balanced taste that would perfectly pair with duck or venison. This wine was inspired by the classic Burgundian style and it’s elegant earthiness was delightful.
Watch WineChannelTV in Denver sipping some great New Zealand Pinot Noir!