Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc Scores 88 Points, Best Buy, “Highly Recommended” Sunshine Bay is a Control Label Brand Created Exclusively for Aldi Retail Chains

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Irvine, CA – January 26, 2015 – Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc scored 88 Points Best Buy, “Highly Recommended”, in the Sunshine Bay Medal2014 World Wine Championships.  “Pale silvery straw color.  Bold, smoky aromas and flavors of grilled grapefruit and peppers and straw with a supple, racy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with notes of grassy earth and melon rind.  A zesty New Zealand sauvignon blanc that will be great with shellfish.”  Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc has rated exceptionally well over the past four years.

Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc is blended from the estate vineyards in the Wairau Valley of New Zealand’s world famous Marlborough wine region.   The wine is aged in 100% stainless steel tanks, no outsourcing of fruit, equipment or labor.

G.K. Skaggs has succeeded in creating high performing, long term control label brands for retail and wholesale partners.  They create brand identities from start to finish; Product sourcing, creative branding, package design, production and developing the frame work for a successful market strategy.  Each is a key element in order to establish strong exclusive brands for retailers.

G.K. Skaggs is not only the supplier of brands but the enforcer of brand messaging, manager and creator of marketing efforts and the working engine which builds brand equity, striving to make each brand a success within in the market.

For more information contact G.K. Skaggs, Inc. at 800.578.7521.

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Fernz 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Receives 91 Point Rating

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September 3, 2014 – IRVINE, CA – Fernz™ Wines from Marlborough, New Zealand is proud to announce its’ 2013 Sauvignon Blanc has received a “Best Buy”, 91 point rating from Tasting’s 2014 World Wine Championships . The Fernz’ wine maker describes this year’s vintage as, 

“The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc is a true expression Marlborough, characterized by intense tropical and passion fruit aromatics in combination with more delicate citrus and floral notes. These characters translate generously onto the palate, which is bursting with tropical fruit, ripe citrus and fine mineral acidity. The excellent growing conditions resulted in a wine of both great intensity and balance, a true hallmark of this remarkable vintage.”

Since Fernz’s entry into the US market, the fresh and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc has been a favorite in multiple competitions and has been awarded more than satisfactory awards including:

-Most Recent, 91 points –

-Double Gold – WSWA Tasting Competition 

-90 points & Double Gold – Tasting Panel Magazine

-90 points – Beverage Tasting Institute (2 years in a row)

-90 points & Editors Pick – Tasting Panel Magazine

-Critics Gold – Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

The Fernz Sauvignon Blanc varietal amongst the top selling wine brands in the grocery category can be found in Vons/ Pavilions, Bristol Farms, Gelson’s, Nugget Markets and Mollie Stone’s. 5,236 cases of the 2013 vintage were produced and imported by G.K. Skaggs into the US market.

US importer, G.K. Skaggs, Inc. manages the Fernz brand’s logistics, sales and marketing for the entire market in the states. For more information on Fernz Wine and its’ distribution, please contact Ryan Heilig via email at, or by phone (949) 752-1500 x101.  

About: Fernz is produced from 425 acres of Estate Vineyards in the Blenheim area of Marlborough, New Zealand. Known for its zest, fruity refinement and freshness, Fernz is gaining critical acclaim around the globe as a top quality New Zealand wine. This eco-friendly wine is produced with Sustainable winemaking Practices both in the vineyard and at the Winery. Fernz strives to combine a passion for quality and winemaking excellence with the spirit of New Zealand.

About: G.K. Skaggs, Inc., founded in 1984, has become a nationally recognized top 10 importer in the US. Specializing in the sales, marketing and distribution of Premium and Specialty Imported beers and wines has a strong portfolio including products from Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific Regions. G.K. Skaggs is a longstanding member of the following industry organizations; NBWA, CBBD, PLMA, IBA and WSWA.