Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Marlborough wine industry celebrates excellence


12 November 2012, for immediate publication

‘Marlborough wine industry celebrates excellence’


Winemaker, Marcus Wright, John Bates of O-I and Barbara Lawson, owner of Lawson’s Dry Hills

Fifteen trophies were announced at the second annual Marlborough Wine Show awards dinner held in Blenheim on Saturday night, with the O-I Champion Wine of the Show awarded to Lawson’s Dry Hills for their Pinot Noir 2010.

A hundred and fifty guests were treated to all 39 gold medal-winning wines during the evening while witnessing the trophy announcements and presentations. Four Sauvignon Blanc trophies were awarded, reinforcing the show’s objective of focussing on sub regions, vintage and wine style.

Lawson’s Dry Hills also won the trophy for Champion Gewurztraminer, making the Marlborough Wine Show a highly successful event for this family-owned producer. Commenting on their success, Barbara Lawson said “We have always achieved accolades and awards for our aromatic wines but winning a trophy for our Pinot Noir followed by Champion Wine of the Show was magnificent recognition of the effort in producing this wonderful wine.

Saint Clair Family Estate took home two trophies – one for Chardonnay and one for a 2012 Sauvignon Blanc in addition to two gold medals in the Pinot Noir classes. Villa Maria also excelled with four gold medals and the trophy for Champion Pinot Noir 2009 and older.

The full trophy results are as follows:

Winemakers’ Association of Marlborough Champion Sparkling Wine
Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut

Wineworks Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Wineworks Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2011
The King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Wineworks Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2010 and older
Mount Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Wineworks Champion Sauvignon Blanc ‘Emerging styles’
Waterfalls Road ‘Technical Drop’ Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Ormond Nurseries Champion Chardonnay 2012-2011
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Chardonnay 2011

Fruitfed Supplies Champion Pinot Gris
Kim Crawford Regional Reserves Pinot Gris 2012

Regal Salmon Champion Riesling 2012-2011
Two Rivers Juliet Riesling 2012

Regal Salmon Champion Riesling 2010 and older
Coopers Creek Marlborough Riesling 2010

TNL Freighting Champion Gewurztraminer
Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewurztraminer 2010

Macvine International Champion Sweet Wine
Brancott Estate Letter Series Late Harvest ‘B’ Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Bayleys Real Estate Champion Pinot Noir 2012-2011
Babich Winemakers’ Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

Bayleys Real Estate Champion Pinot Noir 2010
Lawson’s Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2010

Bayleys Real Estate Champion Pinot Noir 2009 and older
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Pinot Noir 2009

O-I Champion Wine of the Show
Lawson’s Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2010

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Strike: Lyttelton Port Workers Vote To Escalate Dispute

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) at Lyttelton Port today voted to escalate their industrial action. Around 200 RMTU members have been operating an overtime ban since 17 December and today they endorsed a series of full withdrawals of labour at the port. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Falls To 3-Year Low As Investors Favour Greenback

The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest in more than three years as investors sold euro and bought US dollars, weakening other currencies against the greenback. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Govt Operating Deficit Smaller Than Expected

The New Zealand’s government’s operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first five months of the financial year as a clampdown on expenditure managed to offset a shortfall in the tax-take from last month’s forecast. More>>

ALSO:

0.8 Percent Annually:
NZ Inflation Falls Below RBNZ's Target

New Zealand's annual pace of inflation slowed to below the Reserve Bank's target band in the final three months of the year, giving governor Graeme Wheeler more room to keep the benchmark interest rate lower for longer.More>>

ALSO:

NASA, NOAA: Find 2014 Warmest Year In Modern Record

Since 1880, Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius), a trend that is largely driven by the increase in carbon dioxide and other human emissions into the planet’s atmosphere. The majority of that warming has occurred in the past three decades. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: New Zealand’s Reserve Bank Named Central Bank Of The Year

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s efforts to stifle house price inflation by using new policy tools has seen the institution named Central Bank of the year by Central Banking Publications, a publisher specialising in global central banking practice. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news