Wine giant committed to region
Pernod Ricard has no plans to downsize or sell its wine business interests in Marlborough.
The international wine and spirit company owns the Brancott Estate wine business in Marlborough and developed the Brancott Estate Heritage Centre near Blenheim last year.
Pernod Ricard is understood to be consolidating production capacity in Hawke's Bay, with its 10,000 tonne capacity winery on the market for $8.05 million.
Production at the Napier winery fell after Pernod Ricard sold Lindauer, Corbans and 10 other brands in November 2010.
Pernod Ricard has announced the Winery Riverlands restaurant, function centre and cellar door on State Highway One, south of Blenheim, would close on September 26, but the winery would remain open.
Pernod Ricard New Zealand managing director Fabian Partigliani said after investing in the Brancott Estate Heritage Centre which opened last year, there were no plans to downsize production in the region.
“Pernod Ricard New Zealand has a significant investment in Marlborough and remains strongly committed to the region."
- The Marlborough Express
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