Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Friday, May 5 2017

Origin of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc

By: Anthony Gismondi
From a handful of imported vines to a $2 billion export business.

On the eve of International Sauvignon Blanc Day, we caught up with one of the original plantees of sauvingon blanc in New Zealand, Bill Spence, co-founder of Matua Wines.

Spence shares his thoughts on the rise of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc worldwide, four decades down the road.


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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For over 30 years, he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. The twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to millions of readers. In addition, Anthony co-hosts the BC Food & Wine Radio Show, broadcast in 18 markets across B.C. and available as a podcast on Spotify, Apple and iHeart Radio and more. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million users a month from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource of full tasting notes and intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.