Congratulations to Brightwater Vineyards for last night taking out the annual Colin Harrison Memorial Trophy for their 2016 Lord Rutherford Barrique Chardonnay.

The panel of Judges, made up of Neil Hodgson, Juliane Cormier of Casa del Vino and Jane Docherty of Nelson Winegrowers Association (and former Winemaker of Carrick Wines) said that the Brightwater Vineyards Chardonnay was "the best reflection of what you'd expect from a Nelson Chardonnay". 

The other two finalists were Rimu Grove Bronte Chardonnay 2016 and Kaimira Chardonnay 2016. These wines were also commended for being a great reflection of a Nelson Chardonnay. 

The memorial dinner was held at Jellyfish restaurant in Mapua, where the winning Chardonnay was matched with a delicious course of Pan Fried fish, Scallop Velouté,  & braised Fennel.

Make sure you stock up before it sells out!