Judging Underway for 2023 Bayleys Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards

JUDGING UNDERWAY FOR THE 2023 BAYLEYS HAWKE’S BAY WINE AWARDS – Hawke’s Bay A&P Society are extremely grateful to the Hawke’s Bay Wine industry for again entering their world class wines to be judged for the 2023 Bayleys Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards.

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Hawke’s Bay A&P Society General Manager, Elisha Milmine, reported that the judging was underway for the 2023 awards and noted the judges gathered from across New Zealand and Australia had spent two days judging hundreds of wines entered. “The Wine Awards exist both to honour the incredible talent we are able to enjoy in the winemaking sector here in Hawke’s Bay, and to showcase that talent to the world. Winemaking is key to the success of our region’s primary sector and it’s important to stop, take stock, reflect, and recognise excellence within this industry each year.”

This year highly acclaimed judges from across the globe lead by Chair of Judging Matt Kirby, Clearview Estate, Greg Lane – Mount Difficulty, Leah Kirkland – Josh Emmitt Group, Richard Painter – Indevin, Jane Cooper – Alexia Wines, Nick Picone – Sacred Hill, Steve Flamsteed – Wine Consultant, Warren Gibson – Trinity Hill, Kate Radburnd – Radburnd Cellars, Rod Easthope -Easthope Family Winegrowers, Jess Sunderland-Wells – Indevin, Ben Tombs – Craggy Range, Ollie Powrie – Chateau Garagiste, Brittany Turlock – Trinity Hill, Casey Mackintosh – Indevin, Paul Barber – Delegats and Chelsea Abramoff – Church Road are judging a selection of varieties, with a majority of Chardonnay for this year’s competition.

Chairman – Matt Kirby, said ‘The calibre of wines that have been entered this year are superb, the standard is extremely high across all wines, they are truly world class’.

Winners of the 2023 Bayleys Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards will be announced at what is set to be another spectacular celebration of world class wines. The Awards Dinner is being held on Thursday 2 November at Toitoi Arts & Events Centre.

Guests attending the awards will get to taste all award-winning wines and experience a culinary delight with three courses of delectable Hawke’s Bay food, provided by a collaboration of the amazing food on offer in the Toitoi precinct – Dish Catering, Cellar 495 and Long Island Delicatessen. Chefs will each produce one course to compliment wines for a true taste sensation.

Tickets are on sale now via Eventfinda. More information is available at www.hbap.co.nz or follow Hawke’s Bay A&P Society on Facebook and Instagram for updates.


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