Judged at the recent 2017 Bragato Wine Awards as the Champion Pinot Noir, we're very proud of this Ruby Bay Pinot Noir 2016. The volume of entries for this category was such that all of the judging panels spent an entire morning looking exclusively at Pinot Noir; so the competition for this particular award was fierce.
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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.
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 Nelson region produces about 3% of wine made in New Zealand but the outstanding quality of wines made in the region was confirmed when 1/3 of the trophies awarded at the 2007 Bragato Wine Awards were won by Nelson wineries.