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NZ Organic Wine Awards 15

NZ Organic Wine Awards 15

After a successful inaugural awards in 2014, The awards return for the '2015 NZ Organic Wine Awards'. Created to find, promote and showcase New Zealand’s best organic wines the second annual NZ Organic Wine Awards.

The ‘New Zealand Organic Wine Awards’ is a ‘exclusively organic’ wine competition. In order to be judged, wine’s must be created using 100% certified organic grapes. Vineyards may be certified by any of the following certification authorities; Biogro, Demeter, Asure Quality or Organic Farm NZ. Organic wine is a fast market growth area, with consumer demand growing exponentially. Organic Wine doesn't just offer health benefits such as being pesticide free, and lower in sulphites; we believe using organic techniques can help to create a superior wine.

Full tasting notes for all of the 2014 winners are available on our website, and entries for the 2015 awards are now open! Below is a list of the 2014 medals.


The following wines have been awarded the highest accolades available.

(Elite) Fancrest 2009 Pinot Noir

(Elite) Villa Maria 2013 Single Vineyard Templar Sauvignon Blanc

(Elite) Loveblock 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Naked Vine Wine Mt Patriach 2012 Pinot Noir

Giesen 2013 Organic Sauvignon Blanc

The Darling 2012 Chardonnay

Loveblock 2011 Gewurtzraminer

Turanga Creek Le Pur 2011 Pinot Gris

Sunset Valley 2012 Reserve


The following wines have been awarded Silver, or Elite Silver.

(Elite) Woolaston Mahana 2012 Pinot Noir

(Elite) Wairau River Reserve 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Elite) Villa Maria Cellar Selection Organic 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Richmond Plains 2013 Pinot Noir

Naked Vine Wine Mt Patriach 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Loveblock 2011 Bonedry Riseling

Richmond Plains 2012 Gewurztraminer

Babich Family Estate Headwaters Organic 2013 Gruner Veltliner

Urlar 2013 Pinot Gris

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Brut NV

Turanga Creek La Cote 2011 Syrah


The following wines have been awarded Bronze, or Elite Bronze.

(Elite) Soderberg Homeblock 2012 Pinot Noir

(Elite) Urlar 2011 Pinot Noir

(Elite) The Darling 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

(Elite) Walnut Block 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

(Elite) Richmond Plains 2012 Blue Moon Sauvignon Blanc

Sunset Valley 2013 Pinot Noir Reserve

Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc by Clos Henri 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Konrad Wines 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Villa Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay Organic 2013 Gewurztraminer

Turanga Creek 2012 Late Harvest Viognier


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