The New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest wine competition held in New Zealand. Entry is open for wines from any country and made from any variety. This year 2103 entries were received from 10 countries resulting in 221 Gold, 386 Silver and 910 Bronze Medals being awarded. The judging took place from 7th through 9th September, and was chaired by Bob Campbell MW with assistant Chief Judges Larry McKenna, John Hancock and Kym Milne MW.

Nelson wineries took home a trophy for Champion Champagne & Methode Traditionelle, three Gold medals along with a swag of Silver and Bronze medals:

TROPHY

  • Kahurangi Estate Champagne & Methode Traditionelle

GOLDS

  • Seifried Nelson Chardonnay 2014
  • Aotea by Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • MIDDLE-EARTH Pinot Meunier Rosé 2015

SILVERS

  • Kahurangi Estate Mt. Arthur Reserve Chardonnay 2014
  • Falcon Ridge Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Old Coach Road Nelson Lighter Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Old Coach Road Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Richmond Plains Blue Moon Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Te Mania Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Spinyback Riesling 2014
  • Waimea Classic Riesling 2014
  • Blackenbrook Nelson Gewurztraminer 2014
  • Sea Level Home Block Chenin Blanc 2012
  • Waimea Albarino 2015
  • Aronui Single Vineyard Nelson Pinot Gris 2015
  • Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris 2015
  • Brightwater Vineyards Nelson Pinot Gris 2015
  • Waimea Pinot Gris 2015
  • Kahurangi Estate Pinot Noir Rose 2015

BRONZE

  • Aronui Nelson Chardonnay 2014
  • Brightwater Vineyards Lord Rutherford Barrique Chardonnay 2013
  • Greenhough Chardonnay 2014
  • Old Coach Road Nelson Unoaked Chardonnay 2015
  • Old Coach Road New Zealand Chardonnay 2013
  • Sea Level Home Block Chardonnay 2014
  • Waimea Chardonnay 2013
  • Waimea Chardonnay 2014
  • Aronui Singe Vineyard Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Brightwater Vineyards Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Kina Cliffs Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Mahana Gravity Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • MIDDLE-EARTH Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Waimea Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Kahurangi Estate Mt. Arthur Reserve Riesling 2014
  • Kahurangi Estate Riesling 2013
  • Old Coach Road Nelson Riesling 2014
  • Aronui Single Vineyard Nelson Gewurztraminer 2013
  • Kahurangi Estate Gewurztraminer 2013
  • Kahurangi Estate Gewurztraminer 2014
  • Sea Level Home Block Gewurztraminer 2013
  • Waimea Gewurztraminer 2014
  • Aronui Single Vineyard Nelson Albarino 2014
  • Aronui Single Vineyard Nelson Gruner Veltliner 2014
  • Seifried Nelson Gruner Veltliner 2015
  • Waimea Gruner Veltliner 2015
  • Waimea Sauvignon Gris 2015
  • Kina Cliffs Pinot Gris 2014
  • Old Coach Road Nelson Pinot Gris 2015
  • Seifried Nelson Pinot Gris 2015
  • Spinyback Pinot Gris 2014
  • Vista Nelson Pinot Gris 2014
  • Seifried Winemakers Collection Nelson 'Sweet Agnes' Riesling 2015
  • Kahurangi Estate Blanc de Blancs 2012
  • Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Rosé 2015
  • Aronui Single Vineyard Nelson Pinot Noir 2012
  • Brightwater Vineyards Lord Rutherford Pinot Noir 2013
  • Brightwater Vineyards Nelson Pinot Noir 2014
  • Mahana Gravity Pinot Noir 2013
  • Mahana Pinot Noir 2013
  • Seifried Winemakers Collection Nelson Pinot Noir 2014
  • Waimea Pinot Noir 2014
  • Kahurangi Estate Montepulciano 2014
  • Seifried Nelson Weigelt 2014

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