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

 


Success in Sydney for Rockburn Wines

Press Release from Rockburn Wines – Monday 12th November 2012

Success in Sydney for Rockburn Wines


At an intimate dinner held at Sydney’s world-famous restaurant Aria on Friday night for the Wine Society’s Young Winemaker of the Year awards, Rockburn Winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis received the Trophy for Finalists’ Choice. This prize was granted by votes from the competing 10 finalists having tasted two wines from each winemaker earlier that day.

The Australian Wine Society’s Young Winemaker of the Year competition is singular in its awards to talented individuals, rather than individual wines. This Trophy builds on earlier success at the Young Winemaker Awards for Malcolm; in 2008 he received the Sommeliers’ Choice Trophy, then decided by 10 of Australia’s top Sommeliers, who judged his Rockburn Pinot Noir 2007 and Rockburn Pinot Gris 2007 their favourites of the finalists’ submissions. At the time he was 29; the cut-off age for the competition was 30. The age restriction has since been raised to 35, so this year again represented a “last chance” for Malcolm to compete in this unique contest.

As the only Kiwi to have collected anything at the competition to date, his submissions were the best he could muster; the 2010 Rockburn “The Art” Pinot Noir and 2011 Tigermoth Riesling, a pair of show-stopping wines to try and bring another trophy back from over the Ditch. These two wines certainly got the attention of his fellow finalists, while the Supporters’ Choice Award, voted for by the sponsors and trade media, was awarded to Steve Baraglia of Naked Run Wines. The big trophy for Young Winemaker of the Year finally went to a Kiwi, Nick Picone of Villa Maria Estate.

Malcolm commented “This Trophy is a complete surprise; to be counted amongst a crowd of such talented winemakers was privilege enough, but for them to then elect my wines is a real honour.”

And Sydney kept on delivering for Rockburn Wines last week, with the Sydney International Wine Competition bestowing a Blue-Gold, Top 100 medal to their 2010 Rockburn Pinot Noir. Awards so far for this wine include; NZ International Wine Show - Gold, Winestate - 5 stars, IWSC – Gold & Best in class, Air NZ – Pure Gold, Decanter Magazine – 5 stars, Bragato Wine Show – Gold & Champion Reserve Wine.


http://www.youngwinemaker.com.au/

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Economic Update: RBNZ Says Rate Cut Seems Likely

The Reserve Bank will likely cut interest rates further as a persistently strong kiwi dollar makes it difficult for the bank to meet its inflation target, it said. The local currency fell. More>>

ALSO:

House Price Action Plan: RBNZ Signals National Lending Restrictions

The central bank wants to cap bank lending to property investors with a deposit of less than 40 percent at 5 percent and restore the 10 percent limit for owner-occupiers wanting to take out a mortgage with a deposit of less than 20 percent, according to a consultation paper released today. More>>

ALSO:

Sparks Fly: Gordon Campbell On China Steel Dumping Allegations

No doubt, officials on the China desk at MFAT have prided themselves on fashioning a niche position for New Zealand right in between the US and China – and leveraging off both of them! Well, as the Aussies would say, of MFAT: tell ‘em they’re dreaming. More>>

ALSO:

Loan Sharks: Finance Companies Found Guilty Of Breaching Fair Trading Act

Finance companies Budget Loans and Evolution Finance, run by former 1980s corporate high-flyer Allan Hawkins, have been found guilty of 106 charges of breaching the Fair Trading Act for misleading 21 borrowers while enforcing loan contracts. More>>

ALSO:

Post Panama Papers: Govt To Adopt Shewan's Foreign Trust Recommendations

The government will adopt all of the recommendations from former PwC chairman John Shewan to increase disclosure and introduce a register for foreign trusts with new legislation to be introduced next month. More>>

ALSO:

The Price Of Cheese: Cheddar At Eight-Year Low

Food prices decreased 0.5 percent in the year to June 2016, influenced by lower grocery food prices (down 2.3 percent), Statistics New Zealand said today. Compared with June 2015, cheese prices were down 9.5 percent, fresh milk was down 3.9 percent, and yoghurt was down 9.2 percent. More>>

ALSO:

Financial Advisers: New 'Customer-First' Obligations

Goldsmith plans to do away with the current adviser designations which he says have been "unsatisfactory" in that some advisers are obliged to disclose potential conflicts of interest and act in their customers' best interests, but others are not. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news