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Bragato Wine Awards 2005 - Recognising Excellence

Media Release
Friday 26 August

Bragato Wine Awards 2005 - Recognising Excellence in the Vineyard

472 medals have been awarded at this years Bragato Wine Awards, held in conjunction with the annual grape and wine industry Romeo Bragato Conference. These awards are unique in New Zealand in that they recognise the grapegrowers, the vineyard and excellence in viticultural practice.

The tally consisted of 30 Gold, 130 Silver and 312 Bronze medals. Entries were up almost 10% from 2004, with 640 wines received for judging.

Gold medal wines included:

Te Mania Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2004
Wairau River Chardonnay 2004
Clearview Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2004
Marsden Estate Black Rocks Chardonnay 2004
Cape Campbell Reserve Limited Edition Chardonnay 2004, Kernick Vineyard

Kim Crawford Flowers Sauvignon Blanc 2005, Comely Bank Vineyard
Allan Scott Wines & Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2004
Tohu Mugwi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004, Awatere Valley Vineyard

Stafford Lane Estate Riesling 2005
Vynfields Classic Riesling 2004
Te Kairanga Riesling Martinborough 2004
Waimea Estates 2003 Classic Riesling, Bolitho Vineyard

Villa Maria Estate Taylors Pass Pinot Gris 2004
Villa Maria Estate Seddon Single Vineyard Pinot Gris 2004

Clearview Estate Noble Harvest Chardonnay 2004
Waimea Estates 2002 Bolitho Noble Riesling 2002
Matua Valley Shingle Peak Botrytis Riesling 2004, Southwood Vineyard

Tiwaiwaka Lucinda Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Ti Point One Merlot 2004
Karikari Estate Merlot/Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Villa Maria Estate Reserve Merlot 2002, Ngakirikiri Vineyard

Woollaston Estates Nelson Pinot Noir 2004, Mahana Vineyard
Gravitas Pinot Noir 2004, St Arnaud’s Vineyard
Lowburn Ferry Pinot Noir 2003
Desert Heart Pinot Noir 2003
Mt Difficulty Target Gully Pinot Noir 2003

Karikari Estate Pinotage 2004
Moana Park Vineyard Tribute Cabernet Franc 2002

Bridge Pa Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2004
All trophy winners will be announced at an awards dinner on Saturday August 27 at Showgrounds Event Centre in Gisborne. A complete list of medal winners can be downloaded from www.nzwine.com/news and trophy winners will be listed on www.nzwine.com/competitions from 9.00am Monday August 29.

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