Marlborough's Greywacke wines have been showcased at a premium wine tasting evening in the Philippines, part of a push to get New Zealand wine sales there past the $1 million mark.
The event in Manila was hosted by the New Zealand ambassador to the Philippines, Reuben Levermore, formally of Blenheim.
The wine tasting held last week was to promote New Zealand wines in the Philippines, and was held in conjunction with Manila residents David Peabody, whose family own Hawke's Bay-based Craggy Range and Lester Harvey, owner of importers Zen Asia.
Zen Asia imports a range of premium New World wines into the Philippines, including Greywacke, which is produced by Marlborough winemaker and photographer Kevin Judd.
Levermore said New Zealand's wine exports to the Philippines are less than $1m a year, but sales are growing quickly. Other Marlborough wines distributed in the Philippines include Spy Valley, Seresin Estate, Dog Point, Astrolabe and Marlborough Vines.
- The Marlborough Express