Graham Norton has taken his love for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to a
new level, agreeing to get his feet dirty to help make some.
You might know that TV talk show host enjoys a glass of wine with his guests. What you might not know is that the wine he serves is Invivo Sauvignon Blanc, made in New Zealand.
Graham just loves the wine, made from organically grown Marlborough grapes. So much that this year, Invivo Wines took the vineyard to Graham.
One morning in early April, at the exact moment the grapes were ready, Tim and Invivo's other cofounder, winemaker Rob Cameron hand-picked a small container of organic Sauvignon Blanc grapes, then Tim took them on a very special 20,000km journey.
"We had to get the grapes to Graham in perfect condition, so speed was everything, said Tim. So that meant a helicopter trip from the vineyard to a connecting plane, then on to London."
Less than 24 hours after landing in London, Tim and the very special grape juice were on their way back to New Zealand, where the juice was reunited with the rest of the juice from the vineyard block that will make up Graham Norton's signature Sauvignon Blanc.
The wine; complete with unique GN signature label, will be released in August, profits from the wine will be donated to the Elton John Aids Foundation.
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