SOURCE: Jacob’s Creek

February 17, 2015 12:34 ET

Two Lands Marries Australian Terroir With California Winemaking

Jacob's Creek Releases New Wine Range in Collaboration With Award-Winning California Winemaker

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 17, 2015) - Iconic Australian wine brand, Jacob's Creek, is announcing the release of Two Lands, a new range of wines produced as a collaborative project between the winery's Chief Winemaker Bernard Hickin and award-winning Napa winemaker, Ehren Jordan. The range will be exclusively available in the U.S. beginning in March 2015.

Two Lands marks Jordan's first exploration of Australian terroir, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge of California winemaking. Together with Hickin, who boasts 35 years of experience in the Barossa Valley, the collaboration aims to marry California winemaking with true Australian varietal character -- resulting in a range of four wines, including a Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Grigio.

"Partnering with Ehren on Two Lands was a wonderful opportunity to share our expertise and bring the best of each of our country's winemaking crafts together to create something truly unique in the spirit of co-creation," explained Hickin. "We like to call Two Lands a 'Californian expression of Australian wine.'"

Hickin's strong understanding of the vineyards as well as the vibrant character of Australian fruit worked hand in hand with Jordan's boutique approach to winemaking, which added additional complexity and distinctiveness to the resulting wines.

Jordan adds: "Traveling to South Australia has been a fascinating creative process which has allowed me to work with flavors not normally available to me in North America. The fantastic quality of fruit grown on the Jacob's Creek vineyards gave me the opportunity to weave layers of flavor into the wines -- resulting in a range that I'm very proud to put my name to."

Available in retail outlets across the U.S. beginning in March 2015, the range of Two Lands wines includes:

  • Jacob's Creek Two Lands Cabernet Sauvignon 2013: A generous, rich and smooth cabernet with notes of blackberry and plum, balanced perfectly with a hint of oak. (SRP: $13.99)
  • Jacob's Creek Two Lands Chardonnay 2014: A soft, generous Chardonnay with ripe melon and white peach flavors, cut through with zesty citrus notes and finished with a touch of oak. (SRP: $13.99)
  • Jacob's Creek Two Lands Shiraz 2013: A full-bodied, flavorful Shiraz showing ripe red berry fruits, subtle oak and a prolonged finish. (SRP: $13.99)
  • Jacob's Creek Two Lands Pinot Grigio 2014: A refreshingly crisp Pinot Grigio with ripe pear, quince and lemon citrus overtones and a delicious sweetness on the finish. (SRP: $13.99)

About Jacob's Creek
Jacob's Creek is one of Australia's leading global wine brands, offering quality wines with great varietal expression. The brand was first launched in 1976 and is named after the place where Johann Gramp planted his first vines on the banks of Jacob's Creek in 1847. In doing so, Johann founded the Barossa Valley's first commercial vineyard, the Gramp & Sons business and a history of winemaking innovation that dates back over 165 years.

The wines are crafted with great care, with consumers' tastes at the forefront of the winemakers' mind. Having earned over 7,000 medals at wine shows across the brand's portfolio over the last 30 years, Jacob's Creek wines are trusted by consumers for their genuine quality. www.jacobscreek.com

About Pernod Ricard USA
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, which employs a workforce of nearly 19,000 people worldwide and is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (ticker: RI).

The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, Plymouth™ Gin, Seagram's Extra Dry Gin®, Martell® Cognac, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Pernod®, Ricard® and Avión™ Tequila (through a joint venture with Tequila Avión); such superior wines as Jacob's Creek®, Kenwood® Vineyards and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.

Pernod Ricard USA is based in New York, New York, and has roughly 850 employees across the country. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active campaign to promote responsible drinking. For more information on this, please visit: www.acceptresponsibility.org.

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