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Rockburn Wines in China’s Biggest Wine & Spirits Competition

12 March 2014

Rockburn Wines Shine in China’s Biggest and Most Prestigious Wine and Spirits Competition

Rockburn Wines has just been awarded an impressive four Double Gold CWSA Best Value medals at the China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value 2014.

Double Gold Medals were handed out to Rockburn’s 2012 Pinot Noir, 2013 Pinot Gris, 2010 Chardonnay and 2013 Devil’s Staircase Pinot Gris in the blind tasting alongside the most famous brands in the world including 4,350 wines and spirits from 35 countries. The Rockburn 2009 Riesling also received a Gold Medal.

Having won a Double Gold for their 2009 Chardonnay in last year’s competition, Rockburn are once again honoured to add these latest accolades from a competition which is “the ultimate authority for wines and spirits in Hong Kong and China.”

‘The CWSA Organisation has been overwhelmed by the sheer quality of entrants for this year’s CWSA Best Value’, says Kelly England, President of the China Wine and Spirits Awards Organisation. ‘The most highly regarded brands in the world understand that giving the ‘best value’ to buyers means a great deal. For a consumer, it can also be a matter of ‘saving face’ here in China, where consumers want to be certain they are making the smart buying decision. CWSA medals are known for providing the clear professional recommendation.’

‘This news has been an amazing surprise and we are thrilled that Rockburn has made such an impact with the biggest honor in the Hong Kong and China wine and spirits market’, says Paul Donaghy, General Manager of Rockburn Wines in New Zealand. ‘The Asian market is a focus for us over the next few years and this cements proof to consumers and distributors how consistent Rockburn wines are.’

‘Rockburn are honoured and thanks go to our whole team for their efforts in contributing to such a stunning result’, says Winemaker Malcolm Rees Francis. ‘We are busy gearing up for the rapidly-approaching 2014 harvest but I think we can pause to toast our success in China.’

Rockburn has two vineyards in Central Otago, one on the Gibbston Back Road in the Gibbston Valley and the other at Parkburn in the Cromwell Basin with its state of the art winemaking facility based in Cromwell, Central Otago.

Recent awards for Rockburn Pinot Noir:
• Rockburn 2012 Pinot Noir, Gold Medal: Romeo Bragato Awards 2013
• Rockburn 2012 Pinot Noir, Blue-Gold & Top 100 Sydney International Wine Competition 2014
• Rockburn 2012 Pinot Noir, Gold Medal: Easter Show Wine Awards 2014
• Rockburn 2012 Pinot Noir, 5 Stars Winestate Magazine Nov/Dec 2013
• Rockburn 2012 Pinot Noir, 4.5 Stars Cuisine Magazine November 2013
• Rockburn 2011 Pinot Noir, Fairfax Media Champion Open Red Wine Trophy – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012
• Rockburn 2010 Pinot Noir, Gold medal - 2011 NZ International Wine Show;
• Rockburn 2010 Pinot Noir, Gold medal and ‘best in class’ - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011, London
• Rockburn 2010 Pinot Noir, Pure Gold award - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011
• Rockburn 2010 Pinot Noir, Mike Wolter Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir and the Richard Smart Trophy for the Reserve Champion Wine - Bragato Wine Awards 2012

Recent awards for Rockburn Chardonnay:
• Rockburn 2009 Chardonnay, Double gold medal – China Wine & Spirits Award 2013
• Rockburn 2007 Chardonnay, Silver medal- Bragato Wine Awards 2009

Rockburn 2012 Pinot Noir: RRP: $NZ 45.00
Rockburn 2013 Pinot Gris: RRP: $NZ 27.00
Rockburn 2010 Chardonnay: RRP: $NZ 25.00
Devil’s Staircase Pinot Gris 2013: RRP: $NZ 24.00

Available direct from the winery: www.rockburn.co.nz
Trade sales in New Zealand through Hancocks Wines & Spirits: www.hancocks.co.nz

ENDS

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