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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Whilst it's early days for this new varietal in New Zealand, three local Nelson producers are already earning accolades.
“Battered scallops or oysters and a bottle of Albariño wine – you’ll be in Heaven,” – that’s the appetite-nudging recommendation from Kono’s Whenua Matua Vineyard Manager, Jonny Hiscox.
Another stunning trophy cabinet haul, with two Champion Trophies collected by local producers at the Bragato Dinner in Marlborough last night.
Jonny Hiscox collected the Brother Cyprian Trophy Winner and Champion Pinot Gris for Aronui Pinot Gris Single Vineyard Nelson 2016 and newcomer Alan Eggers received the Alan Limmer Trophy Winner and Champion Syrah for Falcon Ridge Estate Syrah Nelson 2015.
We've won the rugby and now Aronui have taken out the trophy for Best New Zealand Wine at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, which is more than a forum for wines that fall outside the mainstream. The competition encourages cutting-edge judging procedures and provide a host of social and educational events that promote knowledge sharing and the ferment of ideas.
In its 34th year of competition, the Sydney International Wine Competitions' main aim is to offer consumers independent information to help in their choice of wines more likely to enhance the pleasures of the daily dining experience and, by so doing, to add enjoyment and contentment to their everyday lives. And it's great to know that Nelson Wines are considered amongst that choice of wines!
The International Aromatic Wine Competition, now in its thirteenth year, focuses on aromatic wines including Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Viognier and other wine varieties including Muscat, Verdeldo, Arneis, Red, Rose and Sauvignon Gris, made in an aromatic style from any internationally recognised region. The purpose of the competition is to highlight to consumers the best aromatic wine varieties available in the New Zealand market for the wine drinker.
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 three Gold medals this year along with a swag of Silver and Bronze medals:
The Bragato Wine Awards, held each year as part of the New Zealand Winegrowers Romeo Bragato National Conference, are awarded to the grower for viticultural excellence. The competition recognises that growing excellent grapes is the foundation of making wines of true quality. The Trophies were presented at the Bragato Dinner in Hawke’s Bay on 27 August.
The International decanter.com awards are out and once again Nelson wines have received strong accolades!
Aronui Wines has just celebrated ten years since its first vine plantings at its Whenua Matua vineyard in Upper Moutere, Nelson.
Nelson wines have been judged some of this country’s best in the prestigious Air New Zealand Wine Awards. More than a dozen Pure Gold and Pure Silver medals came to the region, as well as a number of Pure Bronze awards.
Established in 2005, the New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest wine competition held in New Zealand each year. Wines from any country and from any variety can be entered and this year 2130 entries were received from 12 countries resulting in 206 gold medals being awarded.