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Wild Earth Wines Named Best Pinot Noir

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18 June 2008

Wild Earth Wines Named Best Pinot Noir

Wild Earth Wines, a Central Otago winemaker, has been awarded the Trophy for Top International Pinot Noir at the International Wine Challenge in London. The trophy winning 2006 pinot noir was only the third vintage for the young winery.

With almost 10,000 wines competing, International Wine Challenge is the world’s largest wine competition. The Wild Earth Pinot Noir 2006 took four trophies in total at the event, adding these to its recent trophy at the Decanter Awards, the second largest wine show globally.

The Trophies awarded to Wild Earth at the International Wine Challenge are:

Top International Pinot Noir
Top New Zealand Red Wine
Top New Zealand Pinot Noir
Top Central Otago Pinot Noir

In total, wines from New Zealand were awarded eight trophies, with half of these going to Wild Earth Wines.

The Wild Earth Pinot Noir 2006 has previously been awarded Gold Medals in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the USA, with this new set of accolades reconfirming the impressive standard set by this young winery.

The owners of Wild Earth, Quintin and Avril Quider, are elated with the awards, “The trophies belong to our vineyard and winemaking teams who put in an amazing effort each and every vintage. We’re equally delighted for Central Otago, as these awards once again emphasise the exceptionally high standard of pinot noir from this region.”

Wild Earth Wines is a family owned winemaker, located at the very end of Felton Road in Bannockburn, Central Otago. Established in 1998, it has produced wines under the Wild Earth label since 2004. Its wines are entirely estate grown, available throughout New Zealand and exported to international markets including the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Europe, China, and Canada.

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