Best wines of New Zealand announced

Must See 05/11/2018

The revamped New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards competition focuses strongly on celebrating the grape grower and their single vineyard wines, as well as championing New Zealand wine excellence on a larger scale, with a particular lean towards vineyard excellence and regionality.

"The gold medal list and resulting trophies show that our evolving wine industry is beginning to display a very strong relationship between variety, style and wine region," said Mr Gibson.

This year's competition saw almost 1400 wines entered.

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018 - Top Trophies

Best Organic White Wine

Carrick Bannockburn Riesling Central Otago 2017

Best Organic Red Wine

Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir Central Otago 2015

Best Single Vineyard White Wine

Isabel Estate Wild Barrique Chardonnay Marlborough 2017

JF Hillebrand New Zealand Best Single Vineyard Red Wine

Craggy Range Pinot Noir Te Muna Road Vineyard Martinborough 2016

Label and Litho Limited Best Open White Wine

Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2018

QuayConnect Best Open Red Wine

Waipara Hills Pinot Noir Rosa Waipara Valley 2018

Best Wine of Provenance

Auntsfield Cob Cottage Chardonnay 2016, 2010, 2006

New Zealand Wine of the Year Champion Sponsored by O-I New Zealand

Maude Pinot Noir Central Otago 2017

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