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A night of celebration at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2014

A night of celebration at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2014

A Hawkes Bay Chardonnay has been awarded Champion Wine of Show at this year’s Romeo Bragato Wine Awards.

Grown by Phil Holden, the Vidal Legacy Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2012 won the coveted Bragato Trophy, and the Bill Irwin Trophy for Champion Chardonnay. Chairman of judges Ben Glover said “the effortless class, poise and style of this exquisite wine shone through”.

The Bragato Wine Awards, held each year as part of the New Zealand Winegrowers Romeo Bragato Conference, are awarded to the grower for viticultural excellence. The competition recognises that growing excellent grapes is the foundation of making wines of true quality. The Trophies were presented at the Bragato Dinner last night.

During the dinner three wine industry pioneers were inducted as Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers. Hermann and Agnes Seifried from Seifried Estate in Nelson, and Richard Riddiford from Palliser Estate in Martinborough were honoured with the title and recognised for making an outstanding contribution to the New Zealand grape and wine industry.

The young leaders of the wine industry were also celebrated with 27 year old Paul Robinson from Villa Maria, Hawkes Bay, announced as the winner of the Young Viticulturist of the Year.

2014 Bragato Wine Awards Trophy Results:
Champion Wine of Show and Bragato Trophy Winner
Vidal Legacy Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2012
Keltern Vineyard – Hawkes Bay
Phil Holden

Richard Smart Trophy Winner and Reserve Champion Wine
Mudbrick Reserve Syrah 2013
Mudbrick Vineyard – Waiheke Island
Nick Otto

Friedrich Wohnsiedler Trophy Winner and Champion Riesling
Wither Hills Cellar Release Kerseley Riesling 2012
Kerseley Vineyard - Marlborough
Wendy and Owen Glover

Brother Cyprian Trophy Winner and Champion Pinot Gris
Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris 2013
Blackenbrook Vineyard - Nelson
Daniel Schwarzenbach

Champion Gewürztraminer
Bladen Gewurztraminer 2013
Paynters Road - Marlborough
Keven and Kerry Tilly

Champion Other White Wine
Elephant Hill Viognier 2013
Te Awanga, Gimblett and Triangle Vineyards – Hawkes Bay
Jon Peet

Champion Dessert Wine
Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Reserve Noble Riesling 2013
Woodbourne Farm Ltd - Marlborough
John and Lynne Walsh

New Zealand Wine Cellars Spence Brothers Trophy Winner and Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Starborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014
O’Dwyers Farm Vineyard - Marlborough
James Jones

Champion Sparkling Wine
Osawa Prestige Collection Méthode Traditionelle Brut NV
Osawa Wines – Hawkes Bay
Brent Stone

Bill Irwin Trophy Winner and Champion Chardonnay
Vidal Legacy Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2012
Keltern Vineyard – Hawkes Bay
Phil Holden

Champion Rosé
Wooing Tree Rosé 2014
Wooing Tree Vineyard – Central Otago
Geoff Bews

Mike Wolter Memorial Trophy Winner and Champion Pinot Noir
Bald Hills 3 Acres Pinot Noir 2013
Bald Hills Vineyard – Central Otago
Blair Hunt

Tom Mcdonald Memorial Trophy Winner and Champion Classical Red Wine
Mills Reef Reserve Merlot Malbec 2013
Mere Road, Trust Vineyards – Hawkes Bay
Paul McEvoy

Alan Limmer Trophy Winner and Champion Syrah
Mudbrick Reserve Syrah 2013
Mudbrick Vineyard – Waiheke Island
Nick Otto

ENDS

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