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Waimea Estate

      Waimea Estate, one of the regions largest wine producers has been sold to New Zealand financial services company Booster which is a KiwiSaver fund provider and will now be in partnership with the Awatere River Wine Company in Marlborough.   Waimea Family Estate Wines was established in 1993 when Trevor and Robyn Bolitho planted the first of over 140ha of vineyards on Nelson's Waimea plains.  Awatere River Wine Company was established in 2007 by Louis Vavasour, of the original Vavasour family who pioneered viticulture and wine-making in the Awatere Valley in 1987.    Waimea Estates general manager Ben Bolitho will be staying on with the company along with other current staff and said the investment partnership allowed the business to grow to its full potential.  Read more here. 

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Waimea Estate, one of the regions largest wine producers has been sold to New Zealand financial services company Booster which is a KiwiSaver fund provider and will now be in partnership with the Awatere River Wine Company in Marlborough. 

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Triple Trophy Triumph

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Triple Trophy Triumph

Not only did Nelson play host to the gala dinner for the largest premier wine competition in New Zealand, the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, it also took out three of the eighteen trophies awarded at the dinner. 

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Winning across the Tasman too

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Winning across the Tasman too

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!

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Flying high

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Flying high

The Air New Zealand Wine Awards is the premier wine competition in New Zealand. This year, following 1,407 wines entered, judges awarded 84 gold medals to wines from around the country with four gold medals awarded to Nelson wines.

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Nelson results at The New Zealand International Wine Show 2015

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Nelson results at The New Zealand International Wine Show 2015

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:

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Bragato Champion Gewürztraminer and Gold Medals

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Bragato Champion Gewürztraminer and Gold 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. 

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Nelson Wineries awarded gold

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Nelson Wineries awarded gold

The results of the fifth Spiegelau International Wine Competition have been announced and three Nelson Wineries have been awarded golds across multiple varieties, continuing proof that Nelson wines are world class.

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International Wine Show 2014 Results

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.

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