Misha’s Vineyard from Central Otago has sealed a deal with Langton’s to be its sole representative in the Australian market.
“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, owner and director of Misha’s Vineyard with her husband Andy.
Consumption of Pinot Noir has been growing steadily in Australia and Central Otago has become the Pinot Noir capital of New Zealand with 80% of the region’s vineyards devoted entirely to the Burgundian red grape.
Langton’s will offer Misha’s Vineyard cool-climate aromatic white wines, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer.
“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,” said Florian Thoelke, Langton’s senior buyer.
Misha and Andy Wilkinson spent two years searching for vineyard land on which to establish their vines, which were planted in 2004. on a 57-hectare estate on the edge of Lake Dunstan in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago.
The focus for the first ten years was producing consistently high-quality wines and building a brand . Two years ago, the Misha’s Vineyard Tasting Room was opened in Cromwell signifying a new phase of growth for the company.
Langton’s began as a specialist wine auction house in 1988 and created a Classification of Fine Wine in 1991. The company is now owned by Woolworths and acquired a fine wine brokerage service to further enhance its position in the market, in 2011.
Misha’s Vineyard wines available through Langton’s includes Verismo Pinot Noir, The High Note Pinot Noir, Cantata Pinot Noir, Dress Circle Pinot Gris, Lyric Riesling, Limelight Riesling, The Gallery Gewürztraminer, The Cadenza Late Harvest Gewürztraminer.