Matua 2matua1A love affair with New Zealand wines is just a beginning in Asia. Matua, the producer of New Zealand’s first Sauvignon Blanc keeps hitting the road, as this New Zealand’s Wine Producer of the Year is now expanding its footprint to the region. And Indonesia is no exception.

Speaking from one of Matua’s vineyards outside of Auckland, Matua winemaker, Greg Rowdon, said he’s thrilled to see Matua expanding it markets in Asia, including Indonesia.

He says, “When you taste a Matua wine, you really taste New Zealand in a glass. Our Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is perfect for the climate in Indonesia, being crisp, refreshing and full tropical notes like passion fruit and guava. It’s also a wonderful food match for the rich and spicy flavors often found with Indonesian cuisine.

Matua 4With demand for New Zealand wines continuing to grow, more Asian retailers, restaurants and wine bars are putting more of the country’s wines on offer.

Matua 3Among Rowdon’s favorites are 2012 Matua Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Matua Marlborough Pinot Noir, 2011 Shingle Peak Sauvignon Blanc and 2011 Shingle Peak Pinot Noir. The good news is that they are available in select food and wine retail stores in Jakarta, and in popular retreats, restaurants and bars in Bali.

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