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March 23, 2017

Wine lovers win through Compass

Compass’s Dave Gerretzen and Connie Riddell are looking forward to using the site’s new bike to get around.

A PARTNERSHIP between Compass Group New Zealand and Hãhã wines celebrates great Aotearoa wine from the Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay regions.

Through the partnership, a promotion was held inviting wine lovers to purchase the wine at Compass Group’s ESS sites across the country. Customers who bought Hãhã went into the draw to win a very cool retro bike – just in time to enjoy the warmer months.

Compass’s Manager Connie Riddell was delighted to win the site prize for her site in Manawatu at Central Energy Trust Arena.

“They also said they really enjoyed the wine. Hãhã is a Mãori word for savoury and luscious and we know that it lives up to its name,” says Compass Group Buyer Brendon Cutter.

“It’s good also that our sites got involved in this promotion and supported us to tell people more about this great wine that prides itself on being ‘grown with love, created with confidence and selected with passion.”

Brendon adds that a further benefit of partnering with Hãhã is that all its vineyards, wineries and bottling facilities are certified as 100% sustainable by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

“This is very much aligned to our own company’s commitment to sustainable practice,” he says.

Fern Ridge Wines Managing Director Ashton Ireland adds, “At Hãhã Wine, we care about our lovely New Zealand environment and are therefore very pleased that all Hãhã wines are fully certified as sustainable. This confirms our wine is made from 100% certified grapes in fully certified winemaking facilities, and certification is through an independently audited programme — Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ).”

SWNZ is a proactive environmental management system that enables the production of high quality wine by employing environmentally responsible and economically viable processes in vineyards and wineries. A great example is minimising the use of chemicals by using biodiversity such as other crops to control weeds and pests.

“I have been on the bike all weekend. It’s a beauty,” says winner Dave Hayward.

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