Topsy-turvy vintage NZV18

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Topsy-turvy vintage NZV18

Author - Steve Gill, Winemaker Te Mania Wines

The growing season started with dry summer type conditions and then ended with wet spring conditions, a real topsy-turvy season.

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Sweet Agnes

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Sweet Agnes

Great article on our own Sweet Agnes from Women In Wine NZ:

Agnes Seifried from Sefried Estate in Nelson is another of our great pioneers of the New Zealand wine industry. Enjoy reading her story below and how hard work and passion have led to such well earned success.

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Hey Jude

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Hey Jude

Great article from Women In Wine NZ on one of our own Pioneers, Judy Finn:

There are many amazing women working in the New Zealand wine industry and we will be sharing stories from women working in all roles and from regions around the country.

One of our original pioneers and very highly respected is Judy Finn from Neudorf in Nelson. She has contributed much to the industry over the years,

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Sommit™ 2018

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Sommit™ 2018

Making the ordinary extraordinary.

Day One of Sommit™ 2018 arrived with the full force of Cyclone Fehi hammering our region; destroying a much-loved local iconic restaurant, evacuating families from their homes and burying our hired tables, chairs and wine boxes in half a metre of sand. But despite these obstacles Wine Nelson won the battle. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of a large group of volunteers we were still able to showcase our region not only for our excellence in wine-making but also as a region who care for each other and for the continued success of our wine regions future.

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Benchmark Aromatics

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Benchmark Aromatics

Bob Campbell MW defines the Aromatic grape varieties, holding up 2016 Neudorf Moutere Dry Riesling  and 2017 Neudorf Moutere Albariño as benchmark Aromatic wines.

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Air NZ Wine Awards 2017 Golds

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Air NZ Wine Awards 2017 Golds

Following three days of judging over 1,300 wines, the gold medals have been awarded in this year’s Air New Zealand Wine Awards, with Nelson producers Seifried Estate and Falcon Ridge Estate earning a gold medal each for Aotea by the Seifried Family Méthode Traditionnelle Nelson NV and Falcon Ridge Estate Syrah Nelson 2016 respectively.

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Four Golds for Nelson

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Four Golds for Nelson

Four gold medals at the 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show for Nelson, once again across different varieties. The New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest wine competition held in New Zealand, with over 2,000 entries received.  The judging took place from 18th through 20th September, with medal results announced today. 

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BRAGATO CHAMPION PINOT NOIR

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BRAGATO CHAMPION PINOT NOIR

Judged at the recent 2017 Bragato Wine Awards as the Champion Pinot Noir, we're very proud of this Ruby Bay Pinot Noir 2016.  The volume of entries for this category was such that all of the judging panels spent an entire morning looking exclusively at Pinot Noir; so the competition for this particular award was fierce. 

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COLIN HARRISON MEMORIAL TROPHY 2017

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COLIN HARRISON MEMORIAL TROPHY 2017

Congratulations to Rimu Grove for taking out the annual Colin Harrison Memorial Trophy for their Rimu Grove Chardonnay 2016. Not only was it the Judges favourite wine, but it was also voted People's Choice at a blind tasting at the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Aspire event in July. 
Make sure you stock up before it sells out!

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      Waimea Estate, one of the regions largest wine producers has been sold to New Zealand financial services company Booster which is a KiwiSaver fund provider and will now be in partnership with the Awatere River Wine Company in Marlborough.   Waimea Family Estate Wines was established in 1993 when Trevor and Robyn Bolitho planted the first of over 140ha of vineyards on Nelson's Waimea plains.  Awatere River Wine Company was established in 2007 by Louis Vavasour, of the original Vavasour family who pioneered viticulture and wine-making in the Awatere Valley in 1987.    Waimea Estates general manager Ben Bolitho will be staying on with the company along with other current staff and said the investment partnership allowed the business to grow to its full potential.  Read more here. 

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Waimea Estate, one of the regions largest wine producers has been sold to New Zealand financial services company Booster which is a KiwiSaver fund provider and will now be in partnership with the Awatere River Wine Company in Marlborough. 

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Gold at Global Syrah Masters

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Gold at Global Syrah Masters

Congratulations to Falcon Ridge Estate for their 2015 Syrah which won a Gold Medal at the 2017 Global Syrah Masters in London.

A full list of Award winners is still yet to be published but we will link it to this blog once it has been. 

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Double parked

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Double parked

"Chard in Nelson's backyard" - Andrew J. Steel 

Love what happens when natural beauty, a photographic eye, artistic talent and great wine collide. This #unofficialcollab by artist Andrew J. Steel, with his take on Nelson's backyard.

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Double Golds for Waimea & Spencer Hill

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Double Golds for Waimea & Spencer Hill

Both Waimea Estate and Spencer Hill have been awarded Double Golds for their Spinyback Pinot Gris 2016 and 2013 Spencer Hill Moutere "Wild One" Pinot Noir respectively, at the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC).

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SWEET PLATINUM AWARD AT UK DECANTER

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SWEET PLATINUM AWARD AT UK DECANTER

Nelson Tasmans most awarded wine has earned another accolade, receiving a Platinum at the 2017 UK Decanter World Wine Awards. Seifreid Estate Winemakers Collection Nelson 'Sweet Agnes' Riesling 2016 received a Platinum award and 'Best New Zealand Sweet'. The 2016 vintage has already been awarded a Double Gold (97 points) at the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition and a Gold at the 2016 Air New Zealand Wine Awards. 

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How to tour wine country

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How to tour wine country

Joe Czerwinski, wine journalist, editor and taster for over a decade, provides five tips to getting the most out of a visit to a wine region and a look at five of his most memorable trips, including a visit to Neudorf in Nelson. 

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