Hawkes Bay Wines Win at Syrah Masters


Huge congratulations to the following four Hawke’s Bay wineries who have have received accolades an an international “Syrah Masters” competition recently.

The wines were tasted at Les 110 de Taillevent in London on 23 October.

The Drinks Business Global Syrah Masters is a competition for all styles of Syrah from around the world. This year’s event saw over 150 entries judged blind by a panel of highly experienced tasters.

The best wines were awarded medals which ranged from Bronze through to Gold as well as Master, the ultimate accolade given only to exceptional wines in the tasting. 

Special congratulations to Church Road and Te Awanga Estate on their wines being rated at Master level – Here are the winning NZ Syrahs.
(Click through to find out more or purchase each wine)

£50+ Category MASTER
Church Road – 1 Syrah Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016

£30-£50 Category MASTER
Te Awanga Estate – Trademark Syrah 2016

£30-£50 Category SILVER
Elephant Hill – Elephant Hill Stone Syrah 2017
Elephant Hill – Elephant Hill Airavata, Syrah 2017
 
£20-£30 Category SILVER
Te Awanga Estate – Quarter Acre Syrah 2017

£15-£20 Category BRONZE
Matahiwi Estate – Matahiwi Estate Syrah, 2018

Details of Future Global Master Wine Competitions are here: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/db-awards-home/

The judges (left to right): Andrea Briccarello, Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW, Jonathan Pedley MW, Patricia Stefanowicz MW, Patrick Schmitt MW, Simon Field MW

The judges (left to right): Andrea Briccarello, Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW, Jonathan Pedley MW, Patricia Stefanowicz MW, Patrick Schmitt MW, Simon Field MW