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Educational talk from winemakers

Monika Singh
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

THE proud owners and winemakers from Dog Point Vineyard in New Zealand, are in the country to be part of an event which will give their distributors and guests a taste of the wine they produce and also share the stories behind their products.

Ivan and Margaret Sutherland prefer to be known as small producers of wine from New Zealand and the duo were at the Sheraton Fiji Resort yesterday to talk to resort staff on their wine and the importance of knowing about the beverage they serve to guests.

Mr Sutherland said they were certified organic vineyard owners and the highlight of the talk with resort staff included the philosophy behind wine making.

He said the company produced four wines and he discussed with those at the event on what wine would go well with what dish.

"Tourism is huge in Fiji and I believe Fiji is an important market for our wine plus our wine complements the weather and Fiji's cuisine," he said.

Mr Sutherland said their wine was sold in more than 40 countries over the world with Fiji being an equally important market.

The owners and winemakers from Dog Point Vineyard will be at a special wine dinner tomorrow at the Ports O' Call restaurant giving guests an opportunity to discover their estate wines, skillfully paired with a sumptuous degustation menu from executive Chef Prabhat Prawin.

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