STATE URGED TO BUY LOCAL WINE

STATE URGED TO BUY LOCAL WINE

SIRROMET Wines has waged a war on New Zealand-made sauvignon blanc, encouraging aficionados to support the local economy.

Gold Coast-based founder and owner Terry Morris (pictured) says people should switch to Verdelho as a white wine alternative.

“Queenslanders need to take a stand and protect local jobs and support our wine industry in the same way we get behind our sports teams against the Kiwis.

“Queensland is recognised as producing some of the best Verdelho wines in Australia and it’s a variety that thrives on our Granite Belt soils and the cool climate there,” Morris says.

Morris suggests locals try Sirromet’s 2013 Verdelho Blanc Grand Reserve, instead of supporting the New Zealand market.

 

 

 

 

 

We included the word ‘blanc’ on the label to alert customers this is something to try instead of buying yet another Kiwi import and looking after jobs over there.

“There are more than three million adults in Queensland and if they each bought one bottle of local Verdelho from Sirromet or other wineries around the state then it will create jobs here.”

Morris says reports show Australia imports more than 80 million litres of wine, with 62 per cent from New Zealand.


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