AIR NEW ZEALAND WINE AWARDS – Trophies Announced


Although I was unable to attend the Awards last night it was great to be able to follow Tweets and Pics posted by many who did attend – It wasn’t as good as being there but I was able to re-tweet the awards as they were announced in real time.

Here are the Official results from the Air New Zealand Wine Awards website where you can also download lists of all the Medal Winners.

2010 Air New Zealand Champion Wine of the Show
Peregrine Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

O?I New Zealand Champion Sustainable Wine
Gibbston Valley China Terrace Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

Label and Litho Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

JF Hillebrand New Zealand Ltd Champion Pinot Noir
Peregrine Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

Rabobank Champion Chardonnay
Villa Maria Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2009

SKYCITY Champion Sparkling Wine
The Sounds Marlborough Méthode Traditionnelle 2007

Newstalk ZB Champion Gewürztraminer
Waimea Nelson Gewürztraminer 2010

Guala Closures NZ Champion Pinot Gris
Mud House Estate The Home Block Vineyard Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2010

Plant & Food Research Champion Riesling
Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Dry Riesling 2010

BDO Champion Other White and Rosé Wines
The Millton Vineyard Riverpoint Vineyard Gisborne Viognier 2009

Travelex Champion Merlot
Church Road Cuve Hawkes Bay Merlot 2007

Stuff.co.nz Champion Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot/Cabernet Blend
Left Field Hawkes Bay Merlot Malbec 2009

Fruitfed Supplies Champion Syrah
Squawking Magpie “The Stoned Crow” Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2008

New Zealand Winegrowers Champion Other Red Styles
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Tempranillo 2008

Wineworks Champion Dessert Wine
Allan Scott Family Winemakers Late Harvest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008

New World Champion Open White Wine
Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Dry Riesling 2010

Fairfax Media Champion Open Red Wine
Peregrine Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

Crombie Lockwood Champion Exhibition White or Sparkling Wine
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Keltern Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2007

Kapiti Champion Exhibition Red Wine
Olssens Slapjack Creek Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009