Hear more about Sauvignon Blanc from outside of Marlborough; in particular from Nelson's Andrew Greenhough and Hermann Seifried, along with wimemakers from Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Canterbury.
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It was an honour to host the Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne at Greenhough for lunch, with local Winemakers getting the opportunity to discuss our region and it's influence on the New Zealand wine industry.
It's no secret that Nelson produces some of New Zealand's finest wine; from Chardonnay to Aromatics, Sauvignon to Pinots. But it's always great confirmation when our wines are recognised amongst the greatest.
Two Nelson Pinots were named as the top two NZ Pinots by Jasper Morris MW, in a recent tasting of NZ Pinots for the magazine The World of Fine Wine.
Wine Nelson surprised and delighted locals and tourists alike, with random acts of kindness, by ‘picking up the bill’ for the consumers glass of local Sauvignon Blanc. More than 15 local restaurants and bars in the Nelson/Tasman region helped to support this initiative, rewarding those who have chosen to drink local Sauvignon Blanc.
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:
There’s a revolution fermenting in the Moutere Hills and Waimea Plains with the return of one of Nelson’s wine sons to the region. Michael Glover has left a radical career in Australia to don the black beret of Mahana, Che Guevara-style, and take up a wine-growing crusade that could create more converts to the exciting wines made in this region.
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.