新西兰最大葡萄酒家族企业 BABICH WINES 迎来百年庆典

编译:王智慧

This month, Babich Wines is celebrating its 100th vintage, 99 years after the founder, Josip Babich, produced and bottled his first wine at just 20 years old.

新西兰巴比庄园于本月举行了百年庆典: 距首任庄主Josip Babich 酿造、装瓶他的第一瓶葡萄酒到现在,已经过去了整整九十九个年头。

Babich Wines Managing Director, Joe Babich, expects the historic 2015 vintage to be a good one, although supply could be down across New Zealand due to the dry weather this summer. Grapes are being harvested at their Hawke’s Bay, Auckland and Marlborough vineyards, and to coincide with the delivery of their Hawke’s Bay handpicked Merlot this week (destined for their flagship ‘The Patriarch’ wine) the company will have an internal celebration to toast 100 vintages and reflect on the past。

虽然夏季的干旱造成了新西兰全境减产,巴比庄园的运营总监Joe Babich,表示仍然可以期待,2015这个历史性的年份会是顺遂兴隆的一年。酿酒葡萄分别采收自霍克湾,奥克兰和马尔堡的葡萄园,而人工采摘的梅乐本周即将从霍克湾运至酒庄(用来酿造 “The Patriarch”,酒庄的金字招牌),同时内部庆典活动也将在本周举行,抚今追昔,向过去的一百年举杯致敬。

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According to Joe, founder Josip was an honest businessman, whose approach to winemaking was built on integrity, hard work and delivering value to the customer.“Can you imagine today, what it would mean for a 14-year-old boy to leave his parents and join his brothers to earn a living on the other side of the world? This journey was the humble beginnings for Josip, whose honest hard work and determination set the way for generations to come,” says Joe. “His traditional values still guide the business today.

Joe告诉我们,酒庄的建立者Josip是个品行正直的商人,信奉诚实,努力工作,让客户看到自己的价值,并把这样的哲学带入了葡萄酒酿造理念。“你能想象在今天,对一个14岁的男孩来说,离开父母,前往世界的另一端,与兄弟们一起,独自谋生,意味着什么?白手起家,Josip的诚实努力和坚定的意志,被几代人奉为家训,而即使在今天,他传统朴素的价值观仍然是整个企业的精神引领。”

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“Babich Wines has been the livelihood of three generations and is extremely successful both in New Zealand and globally. I am very proud of what my father first started all those years ago and we have remained true to his vision ever since by producing quality wines that stand up to the very best the world has to offer.”

“巴比庄园经历了前后三代人,在新西兰本土乃至全球都享有盛名。我对我父亲多年前打下的江山感到自豪,我们也一直秉持着他的理念,生产高品质的载誉全球的葡萄酒。

To top off the 100th vintage milestone, Joe and Peter Babich were both inducted into the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards this month. This comes hot on the heels of Joe being named as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year’s Honours List.

Joe和Peter Babich本月都通过新西兰皇家复活节葡萄酒大奖进入了新西兰葡萄酒名人堂,为酒庄100年这个里程碑写上了完美的一笔。这是继Joe在获得新西兰功绩勋章,名列新年荣誉榜之后的又一喜讯。

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Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers, agrees that the centenary and 100th vintage are important milestones, not just for Babich but also for the New Zealand wine industry as a whole.
新西兰葡萄种植与葡萄酒酿造协会的CEOPhilip Gregan认为,这个100周年不仅仅是巴比庄园的,也是对整个新西兰葡萄酒行业有重要纪念意义的盛事。

‘Babich Wines and generations of the Babich family are exemplars of all that has made New Zealand wine such an inspiring international success story,” says Philip. “From humble beginnings, with hard work, with enormous dedication and with great vision they have built a highly successful wine business. Their individual enterprise has always been coupled with unwavering service to the wider New Zealand wine industry, for which they are applauded and recognised by their peers.’

“巴比酒庄和家族几代人是举世皆知的鼓舞人心的新西兰葡萄酒行业的成功典范。”Philip说,“出身寒微,夙夜匪懈,竭尽心力,志存高远,所以能在葡萄酒行业获得今天的商业成就。他们的企业兼具新西兰葡萄酒行业的所提倡坚定的服务精神,一直受到同行的赞许和认可。”

For more information on Babich Wines, visit  www.babichwines.co.nz.

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