Harvest Estate, the boutique Martinborough winery, has announced that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with the NZ Art Show. As a platinum sponsor and exclusive wine provider of the show, Harvest Estate’s wines will be served at the Show’s Gala Evening attended by some 1,200 people on Thursday, 18 June prior to the three day Show opening the following day.
NZ Art Show Executive Director, Carla Russell said, “We are delighted to have a new platinum partner in Harvest Estate who are as passionate about art as they are about the wines they craft. This will ensure that the Show’s exhibiting artists, sponsors and Friends enjoy some of the best Martinborough wines at the Gala event, ensuring they are spoilt for choice on all fronts.”
Harvest Estate wines will also be provided as prizes to those attending the Show and voting for the artwork they believe is most deserving of winning the Show’s premier art award, the NZ Art Show’s $3,000 Signature Piece Art Award.
Harvest Estate’s Managing Director and Winemaker Michael Gregg said, “Harvest Estate is honoured to be part of the NZ Art Show, after searching for a flagship partnership to profile our wines in Wellington. Wellington has long adopted Martinborough as its weekend wine destination and we saw this as a chance for us at Harvest Estate to acknowledge that loyalty. As emerging artisans in our own right, we are delighted to support the many fine artists who will be present this year and to showcase our own handcrafted creations.”
Carla Russell said, “Wine and art are a natural pairing and Harvest Estate’s hand crafted approach to winemaking makes it an ideal partner with the NZ Art Show. Our focus is on quality original New Zealand art and they have embarked on a journey to produce the ultimate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from Martinborough.”