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

 


Wolf Blass Wins prestigious Winemaker Award

For immediate release                                                                               
Friday 19
th July

Wolf Blass takes out prestigious ‘International Red Winemaker of the Year’ award at the International Wine Challenge.

Wolf Blass has been awarded the title of ‘International Red Winemaker of the Year’ at last night’s International Wine Challenge in London. 

This is the second time that Wolf Blass has been awarded this accolade, the first was in 2008.   

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is recognised as the world’s finest, most meticulously judged and most influential wine competition in the world. 

Over 12,000 entries from 51 countries were judged and all medal winners were blind tasted a minimum of three times to ensure consistency and fairness.  Wolf Blass was one of three finalists for each of the International Red Winemaker and International White Winemaker of the Year awards demonstrating the strength of their winemaking skills across all wine styles.

This is the first year in the competition’s 30 year history that a winery has been shortlisted for both International Red Winemaker and International White Winemaker awards in the same year.

Wolf Blass Chief Winemaker, Chris Hatcher, was thrilled to add this latest accolade to the many successes over the past 40 years.

“Winning the highly acclaimed title of’ International Red Winemaker of the Year is great triumph for Wolf Blass and reinforces our reputation as one of Australia's truly iconic winemakers with a rich history of winning major awards at both Australian and International Wine Competitions.

“Awards won by current vintage wines across the spectrum of Wolf Blass ranges all contributed to this outstanding win and showcase the strength of our wine quality across all price points and styles.  This is testament to our vineyards and our Wolf Blass viticulture and winemaking teams.

“In our 40 year history Wolf Blass has won over 3000 awards and is the only winery to have won four Jimmy Watson trophies – the most prestigious and sought after wine award in Australia.  We are also humbled to have received this same IWC award of International Red Winemaker of the Year in 2008.

“This award caps off a fantastic 12 months for Wolf Blass, highlighted by the Black Label Cabernet Shiraz Malbec 2008 coming equal second in the inaugural Master Blend Classification, Black Label 2007 winning Best Red (non-Bordeaux) blend at the Five Nations Wine Challenge and collecting five double gold medals across our range at the China Wine and Spirit Awards.

“Wolf Blass is well known globally for making wines with ‘Quality, Character and Consistency’ and this win further enhances that reputation.

“I am incredibly proud and humbled by the work that is carried out by the Wolf Blass winemaking team, who continue to deliver award-winning Australian wines,” he adds.

The International Wine Challenge is an annual British based wine competition led by Charles Metcalfe and a team of eminent wine judges such as Oz Clarke and Tim Atkin MW.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Negotiations Fail: Christchurch Convention Centre Build To Proceed Without PCNZ

After protracted negotiations, the government has ditched the construction consortium it picked to build Christchurch's replacement convention centre, which it now anticipates delivering at least two years behind the original schedule. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: Greenpeace Launches Legal Challenge Against $1b Dam Plan

Greenpeace NZ is launching a legal challenge against a controversial plan to build a dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion and will pollute a region’s rivers. More>>

ALSO:

Inequality: Top 10% Of Housholds Have Half Of Total Net Worth

The average New Zealand household was worth $289,000 in the year to June 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. However wealth was not evenly distributed, with the top 10 percent accounting for around half of total wealth. In contrast, the bottom 40 percent held 3 percent of total wealth. More>>

ALSO:

What Winter? Temperature Records Set For June 20-22

The days around the winter soltice produced a number of notably warm tempertaures. More>>

Conservation Deal: New Kākāpō Recovery Partnership Welcomed

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the new kakapo recovery partnership between DOC and Meridian Energy is great news for efforts to save one of New Zealand’s most beloved birds. More>>

ALSO:

Tech Sector Report: Joyce Warns Asian Tech Investors View NZ As Hobbits And Food

Speaking in Wellington at the launch of a report showcasing the value of the technology sector to the New Zealand economy, Joyce said more had to be done to tell the country's technology stories overseas. More>>

ALSO:

Mediaglommeration: APN Gets OIO Approval For Demerger Plan

APN News & Media has received Overseas Investment Office approval for its plan to split out its NZME unit ahead of a potential merger with rival Fairfax Media's New Zealand operations. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news