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Destiny Bay Wines Receive High Praise

Destiny Bay Vineyards located on Waiheke Island near Auckland, New Zealand is focused on producing high-end wines. The vineyards feature five Bordeaux varieties including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

In a recent press release, Mike Spratt owner and winemaker at Destiny Bay, announced that Gerard Bassett “reserved special praise for the Magna Praemia blend stating that in a blind tasting he would have identified the 2006 as an elegant Left Bank Bordeaux, the 2007 as a fine First Growth Bordeaux and the 2008 as a top Super Tuscan.” This was fine praise indeed!

Gerard Basset is well known in the wine world having qualified as a Master of Wine, Master Sommelier and MBA. Basset has also won many sommelier awards. With such qualifications he is also Worldwide Vice President at the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Destiny Bay Vineyards is open only by appointment. Anyone wishing to learn more about Destiny Bay Vineyards should read the Wine Trail Traveler article. If you are traveling to Auckland, New Zealand, a ferry ride of less than an hour will get you to Waiheke Island. For anyone interested in purchasing a high-end New Zealand wine Destiny Bay Vineyards exports wine to the US.

Cheers, Kathy

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