New Zealand International Wine Show 2013 Trophies


The New Zealand International Wine Show 2013 Trophies

Our congratulations to all the Trophy Winners at ter New Zealand International Wine Show.

The New Zealand International Wine Show – 2013

Established in 2005, the New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest competition held in New Zealand each year. Wines from any country and from any variety can be entered and this year 2005 entries were received from 14 countries resulting in 201 gold medals being awarded.

The show was chaired by Bob Campbell MW, New Zealand’s most experienced senior wine judge and this country’s leading wine educator. Assistant chief judges were Larry McKenna, Peter Cowley and, from Australia, Ralph Kyte-Powell.

The competition this year provided the industry with its first major assessment of the 2013 vintage for our most important variety, Sauvignon Blanc. From the largest vintage ever for Sauvignon Blanc, the judges awarded 24 gold and 42 silver medals from the 179 entries from the 2013 vintage. This is a great result and New Zealand and our export markets will enjoy many excellent wines.

New Zealand’s other major export variety, Pinot Noir, enjoyed a successful show with 24 wines awarded gold medals.

For the 5th time a Chardonnay has been crowned Nissan Champion Wine of the Show. Nautilus Marlborough Chardonnay 2012 was selected as the top wine from the 21 gold medal Chardonnays and then, after voting by all of the senior judges, was declared the supreme winner.

In total the judges awarded 201 golds, 392 silvers and 848 bronze medals.

Here are the 2013 Trophy winners.

The Nissan NZ Trophy for Champion Wine of the Show
Nautilus Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2012

The Nissan NZ Trophy for Champion Winemaker of the Year
Nick Picone – Villa Maria Estate

The First Glass Trophy for Wine Company of the Year
Villa Maria Estate

The Treasury Wine Estates Trophy for Champion Chardonnay
Nautilus Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2012

The Eurovintage Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Triplebank Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013

The Constellation Brands NZ Trophy for Champion Pinot Gris
Freeland Central Otago Pinot Gris 2013

The Negociants New Zealand Trophy for Champion Viognier
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Omahu Gravels Viognier 2010

The Southern Wind Trading Company Trophy for Champion Riesling
Riverby Estate Eliza Marlborough Riesling 2012

The Rapid Labels Trophy for Champion Gewurztraminer
Johanneshof Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2012

The wineoftheweek.com Trophy for Champion Other White Varieties
Tyrrells Vat 1 Hunter Semillon 2006

The Federal Merchants & Co Trophy for Champion Sweet Wine
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Noble Riesling Botrytis Selection 2012

The Vino Fino Trophy for Champion Champagne and Methode Traditionelle
Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvee

The First Glass Trophy for Champion Rosé
Sileni Cellar Selection Cabernet Franc Rosé 2013

The Eurovintage Trophy for Champion Cabernet Sauvignon & Predominant Blends
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010

The Federal Merchants & Co Trophy for Champion Merlot & Predominant Blends
Church Road McDonald Series Merlot 2011

The Vino Fino Trophy for Champion Shiraz or Syrah
Johnny Q Shiraz Viognier 2010

The Negociants New Zealand Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir
Terrace Edge Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012

The Riedel Trophy for Champion International Red Wine Varieties
Farnese Oversettanta Primitivo Di Manduria DOC 2010

The Wine Orbit Trophy for Champion Fortified
Krohn Quinto Do Retiro Novo Vintage 2009

The Federal Merchants & Co Trophy for Champion New Zealand Sparkling
No. 1 Family Estate Cuvée Adele

The bizambrands Trophy for Champion New Zealand Bordeaux Red Wine
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010

The Federal Merchants & Co Trophy for Champion New Zealand Syrah
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010

The First Glass Trophy for Champion Commercial White Wine
Yealands Estate Land Made Series Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

The Constellation Brands NZ Trophy for Champion Commercial Red Wine
Mud House Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

The Sir George Fistonich Medal for A Legend of New Zealand Wine
Joe & Peter Babich