Graham Norton wine brand hits shelves

Chat show host Graham Norton has launched his own wine brand in the UK, which has been given an exclusive listing at retail chain Majestic Wine.

Graham Norton, left, with Rob Cameron and Tim Lightbourne of Invivo (Photo: Majestic)

Graham Norton, left, with Rob Cameron and Tim Lightbourne of Invivo (Photo: Majestic)

Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc bottle shotGraham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc 2015 has been made with the help of New Zealand wine producer Invivo, in which the celebrity has a shareholding.

Invivo has been partnered with the BBC’s flagship chat show The Graham Norton Show since 2011, supplying it with Invivo Awatere Sauvignon Blanc for guests of the programme to drink.

In making the wine, Norton tasted his way through samples with the Invivo team “and blended his ultimate Sauvignon Blanc”, Majestic said.

“After a two hour session, Graham’s preferred blend consisted of equal portions from the Marlborough sub-regions Wairau River and Awatere Valley,” a statement from the retailer said.

Rob Cameron, chief winemaker of Invivo, said: “Our dealings with him showed us he really knows wine. So this year we thought we’d put him in the driver’s seat.”

The 100% Sauvignon Blanc, described as having “tropical fruit” flavours and “a bit of zing”, is retailing for £8.99 per bottle.

In August, Invivo released a promotional video with Graham Norton showing him involved in the blending process.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Supply Chain Assistant

Speciality Drinks
London NW10 7SF, UK

Supply Chain Co-ordinator

Speciality Drinks
London NW10 7SF, UK

On-Trade Regional Sales Manager

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines
West Midlands & Northants

Logistics Team Leader

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Key Account Executive

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Assistant Operations Manager

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Technical Manager

North South Wines
West Drayton, UK

Key Account Manager

MMI Maldives
Maldives

TERRITORY SALES MANAGER

Eurowines Limited
Harrogate, UK

Business Manager - Impulse

Australian Vintage
Croydon, UK

Exclusive Masterclass: Chablis on Tour

London,United Kingdom
29th Apr 2019

Vinexpo Bordeaux

Bordeaux,France
13th May 2019

London Wine Fair 2019

London,United Kingdom
20th May 2019
Click to view more

The Global Grenache Masters 2019

Deadline : 26th April 2019

The Tuscan Masters 2019

Deadline : 26th April 2019

Click to view more

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

View Results

Rioja Masters 2018

View Results

Click to view more