Franklin Wine Club Exploring New Zealand Event

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring New Zealand Wines

An Education And Tasting 


Thursday March 22nd 2018


March 22nd 2018


Exploring New Zealand Wines

Guest Host: Jillian Smith


Located in the South Pacific, with the southernmost vineyards in the world, 1,000 miles east of Australia, New Zealand is a sea of thirst-quenching Sauvignon Blanc. Top 20 in both wine consumption and wine production,

We will of coarse explore Sauvignon Blanc comparing two styles. Did you also know they make a sparkling version? We will have it along with Pinot Gris, Rosé, Pinot Noir AND a Malbec blend yes Malbec from New Zealand!

Jillian will share photos from her trips and tell us all about 7 wines.

These will be great food wines for your Easter meal and gifts!


Jillian Smith Bio

Jillian is the Brand Ambassador for Villa Maria Wine Estates. She has been working with the company since 2014 and has covered the MA, CT, and RI markets. The Boston native has had the opportunity to visit Villa Maria’s properties in New Zealand 3 times to familiarize herself with the vineyards, the winemaking, and the team of individuals who craft the wines. She graduated from UMass Amherst in 2012 with a degree in Economics and French and has completed her WSET Level 3 in wine certifications.


The Wines:



Wine A

2016 Villa Maria Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

750ml $14.99


Wine #1

2017 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc

750ml $14.99


Wine #2

2016 Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc

750ml $16.99


Wine #3

2015 Villa Maria Pinot Gris


750ml $14.99


Wine #4

2017 Villa Maria Rosé

750ml $14.99


Wine #5

2016 Villa Maria Pinot Noir


750ml $17.99


Wine #6

2015 Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Red Blend


750ml $21.99


Event Photos



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Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038



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Co Host

Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks


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