Trinity Hill are excited to announce the results of the Decanter World Wine Awards! The Trinity Hill Homage 2019, our iconic Syrah, secured a coveted Gold Medal with an impressive score of 96 points, the top score for New Zealand entrants within the Syrah/Shiraz category.
An outstanding achievement for this wine on the back of being awarded a Gold Medal at London’s International Wine Challenge 2023 last month. The judges noted of the Homage 2019, “A delicate perfume of plum and blackcurrant with a subtle undercurrent of white pepper; bursting with energy and youth, this superb sleeping giant needs time to evolve.”
Trinity Hill’s Gimblett Gravels ‘The Gimblett’ Red Blend 2021 also achieved a Gold Medal, again receiving a score of 96 points. The Decanter judges describe this wine, “Mouthwatering notes of ripe raspberry, roasted plum and coffee with a savoury, herbaceous edge; firm and robust with a cleansing acidity and an impressively long finish.”
Chief Winemaker of Trinity Hill, Warren Gibson says, “The team at Trinity Hill are extremely pleased to receive two high Gold Medals for our 2019 Homage Syrah and 2021 “The Gimblett” Cabernet blend. These rewards reinforce our long-term investment, dedication and faith in the Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District. After much recent success with Chardonnay from this same area, we are particularly pleased to add to these achievements from our core red varieties Syrah and the Cabernet family.”
The Decanter World Wine Awards is one of the most prestigious international wine competitions, recognised for its rigorous judging process and esteemed panel of experts. The awards celebrate and commend the highest standards of excellence in winemaking worldwide, providing a benchmark for exceptional quality and craftsmanship.