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Medal abundance for Montana at Air NZ Wine Awards

MEDIA RELEASE 24th November 2008


Medals in abundance for Montana at Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Montana ‘O’ Ormond Gisborne Chardonnay 2006, Montana ‘P’ Patutahi Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2007, Montana Reserve Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris 2008 and Montana Terroir Series Stuart Block Chardonnay 2006 from Montana Wines in New Zealand were each awarded gold medals at the 2008 Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

Jeff Clarke, chief winemaker for Montana was elated with the accolades received at the 2008 Air New Zealand Wine Awards dinner held in Wellington on Saturday 24th November at the TSB Arena, attended by 760 guests.

“Montana’s commitment to producing quality, sought after wines across different wine styles is reflected in these recent accolades awarded to our wines from Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Central Otago, Waipara and Marlborough", said Jeff Clarke, chief winemaker.

Gold medal winning wines from Montana
Montana ‘O’ Ormond Gisborne Chardonnay 2006
Montana ‘P’ Patutahi Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2007
Montana Reserve Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris 2008
Montana Terroir Series Stuart Block Chardonnay 2006

Silver medal winning wines from Montana
Montana Terroir Series Forgotten Valley Pinot Noir 2007
Montana ‘B’ Brancott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Montana Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Montana ‘O’ Ormond Gisborne Chardonnay 2005
Montana Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006
Montana Reserve Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut Cuvée NV
Montana Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2007
Montana Reserve Waipara Riesling 2008
Montana ‘T’ Terraces Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007
Montana Terroir Series Festival Block Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Montana Terroir Series Waihirere Chardonnay 2006

Bronze medal winning wines from Montana
Montana Reserve Chardonnay Pinot Noir Rose NV
Montana Reserve Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2007
Montana Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Organised by New Zealand Winegrowers, the Air New Zealand Wine Awards is the country's most prestigious wine competition. This year's Awards attracted a record 1,751 entries from New Zealand's 10 winegrowing regions.
www.montana.co.nz


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