And the Winner Is...
And the Winner Is...
The “Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Photo Competition” has been won by a small Martinborough winery – Schubert Wines.
The competition was organised by the Pinot Noir NZ 2013 team, who will present this event from the 28th to 31st January in Wellington next year.
All participating wineries, 110 of New Zealand’s best Pinot Noir producers, were eligible to enter.
Tim Atkin MW, photographer, competition judge and speaker at Pinot Noir NZ 2013 had this to say about the winning entry:
“I love the colours, shapes and sense of movement in this photo. The white of the clouds and the netting work well together, as do the boxes and the colour of the picker's hat. You get a real sense of what it's like to pick grapes in New Zealand and it makes you feel part of the team. An excellent shot.”
The winning photo was taken by Schubert Wines in Martinborough and it can be found here, along with the other eleven finalist photos from all around the country: http://www.pinotnz.co.nz/blog.php?id=22
Tim also picked a runner-up, a wonderful photo from Lawson Dry Hills in Marlborough, entitled “Foot View”.
Pinot Noir NZ 2013 chair Alastair Maling said “Congratulations to Schubert Wines. The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Photo Competition was a resounding success. Over 150 photos were submitted for consideration, and each one gave us a snapshot of the real story of New Zealand Pinot Noir, the people and places who create it.
They showed the effort and passion, exhilaration and pain of producing one of the most exciting and beautiful wines in the world. Pinot Noir NZ 2013 will do the same. It will be us, all of us, sharing the struggles and the successes”.
“The winning photo really captures the diversity of our industry, and the effort and team work it takes to make great wine. At the end of the day though, it’s a beautiful place to call “the office”!
Kai Schubert from Schubert Wines said “We are absolutely delighted that this photo has won the Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Photo Competition. Christine Calmus, our domestic sales and marketing manager took the shot on the first day of the 2012 harvest. We can’t wait to show our Pinot Noir at Pinot Noir NZ 2013 which is such a sophisticated and admired event.”
Guests confirmed this month to attend the event in January include Alder Yarrow from vinography.com & jancisrobinson.com, Bernie Sun, from USA’s Jean-Georges restaurant group, from Australia, Nick Stock of The Good Wine Guide and Canadian David Lawrason – VP of winealign.com and writer for Toronto Life. Benoit Beaudet and Natalie Carrière, buyers from The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) will join a long list of wine experts including Jasper Morris MW, Matt Kramer, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Tim Atkin MW, Australia’s Mike Bennie and Ned Goodwin MW from Japan. The event will be opened by Sam Neill, movie star and proprietor of Two Paddocks.
Held only once every three years and is described as “one of the world’s most impressive wine events”, Pinot Noir NZ is happening again from 28th to 31st January 2013 on the Wellington waterfront. Without a doubt it will be the place to be in the wine world at that time. The event brings together the “who’s who” of New Zealand Pinot Noir alongside international experts on the variety, framed by summer in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
Registrations can be made here: www.pinotnz.co.nz/tickets