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Sir Tim Wallis holding the first bottle of the Warbirds Over Wanaka Hurricane Pinot Gris while standing in front of his AFC Hawker Hurricane MkIIA. Sir Tim Wallis holding the first bottle of the Warbirds Over Wanaka Hurricane Pinot Gris while standing in front of his AFC Hawker Hurricane MkIIA. CREDIT: Southern PR

Commemorative wines for Warbirds Over Wanaka

Friday 15 January 2010, 10:46AM
By Southern PR
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WANAKA

In a ‘first’ for the iconic New Zealand event Warbirds Over Wanaka, Goodbrands.co.nz has developed a range of commemorative wines for the International Airshow.

The special Warbirds wines – a ‘Spitfire’ Marlborough Sauvignon, a ‘Hurricane’ Central Otago Pinot Gris and a ‘Mustang’ Central Otago Pinot Noir – will be available for a limited time from Betty’s Liquor stores throughout New Zealand as well as at the airshow.

The ‘Spitfire’ Marlborough Sauvignon is priced at $19.99, the ‘Hurricane’ Central Otago Pinot Gris at $29.99 and the ‘Mustang’ Central Otago Pinot Noir at $34.99.

A dollar from every bottle sold will be donated to the Warbirds Over Wanaka (WOW) Trust which governs the airshow.

WOW CEO, Roger Clark, said the launch of commemorative wines added a whole new dimension to the long-standing biennial event.

“It’s a fantastic commemorative idea that aviation buffs and airshow fans are sure to love,” he said. “It will also add much-needed dollars to the Warbirds Over Wanaka Trust which faces increasing costs every two years to stage this amazing event.”

Goodbrands.co.nz was established in 2003 as a beverage production and distribution company. The company supplies all Betty’s Liquor stores, Good Bars, Botswana Butchery restaurants in Queenstown and Wanaka, Ultimate Hikes, The Hermitage and NZSki ski areas. Its wine brands Mt Charlotte and Wild Fire have already picked up medals at national wine shows.

Good Group Ltd (GGL), the parent company of Goodbrands.co.nz, recently announced it had become a major sponsor of Warbirds over Wanaka for 2010 and 2012. It will provide an innovative range of hospitality venues at the event and has secured exclusive rights for the provision of beverage services.

Warbirds Over Wanaka 2010 will be held over Easter (April 2, 3, 4) and promises to be one of the best yet, with appearances from four different air forces from around the world. Held every two years, the event attracts around 100,000 people over the three days.

General admission to this year’s show is $70 for adults and $10 for children. A one-day ticket to the Travelling Goodbar Marquee (open 9am to 5pm daily) costs $120 and includes access to the event, lunch and afternoon tea from Good Group restaurant Botswana Butchery, two free drinks on arrival, and entertainment.

For more information visit www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com