Image, left to right: Haydn Ellis, Lynn Mabon and Dave Barrett from Kahurangi Estates with former co-owner Greg Day and the Colin Harrison Memorial Trophy for the region's top chardonnay.

Huge congratulations to Kahurangi Estate, Colin Harrison Memorial Trophy recipients for their Mt Arthur Chardonnay 2018.

“When fellow judge Glen Cormier from Casa del Vino and I tasted through three flights of chardonnay we selected our top two from each flight for a final taste-off. We both thought we would be happy if any of the final six wines came out on top but we were surprised at just how difficult the final choice was, particularly between the final two wines – Old House Vineyards 2018 One Tree Chardonnay and Kahurangi Estates Mt Arthur 2018 Chardonnay. Either would have been a very worthy winner.”… Nelson Mail

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