Another successful haul of medals at this years Air New Zealand Wine Awards, where 1,392 wines were entered. Michael Brajkovich MW chaired the judging, with 6.5 percent of entries were awarded Gold Medals and 70% of all entries received awards. 

Brightwater Vineyards receiving a gold medal for their Brightwater Vineyards Chardonnay Nelson 2015, described as "Superbly structured and lingering, it’s elegantly laced with citrus, stone fruits and oatmeal and a touch of spicy oak." 

Seifried Estate also received a gold medal for their Seifried Winemakers Collection Sweet Agnes Riesling Nelson 2016, which the judges described as "An elegant style, yet intense and lovable, showing lemon meringue, mango and honey flavours with gentle sweetness." 

Click here to see all of the results.