Talk show king Graham Norton has been moonlighting as a winemaker, and his Sauvignon Blanc is anything but your standard celebrity tipple. Rather than just lend his name to a brand, Norton has personally created an award winning Sauvignon Blanc, now on sale across Australia exclusively at BWS.
Norton’s blend has already enjoyed enormous success around the world, selling over 400,000 bottes in 6 months since release – making it one of the most successful wine collaborations ever.
Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc is the product of New Zealand’s most innovative winemaker, Invivo. To create the wine, the entire wine blending setup – measuring jugs, pipettes, tasting glasses and of course a selection of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc pressings – was flown from Marlborough, New Zealand to London so Graham could add his “Norton Hemisphere” magic. Norton’s blend combines grapes from three of the region’s growers, and was created under the watchful eye of Invivo’s Chief Winemaker and Co-Founder Rob Cameron. Norton o n his winemaking role, “When they asked me if I wanted to get involved in the winemaking process I jumped at the chance!”
Invivo Co-Founder Tim Lightbourne says, “We’ve been blown away by the global success of Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc, and I know he can’t wait to see how it goes down with his Aussie fans now that it’s on the shelf at BWS. You can spend your Friday night in with Graham on TV, and with a glass of his wine!”