Platinum & Gold for NZ Wines at Decanter 2016


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Congratulations to all the successful New Zealand Wine producers at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards.

There were nearly 16,000 wine tasted this year with 31 wines awarded Platinum – Best in Show, 130 Platinum,  378 Gold, 2,567 Silver, 6,254 Bronze medals awarded.

That’s 9,360 medals in total plus add to that the 3,764 that were awarded the Decanter Seal of Approval – so all in all 13,124 wines of the 16,000 tasted won something!

Imagine the logistics at Decanter compared to our Wine awards here in New Zealand…

New Zealand Wines took away a total of 454 medals with 7 Platinum and 16 Gold medals being awarded this year.

There were 128 Silver medals and 194 Bronze Medals awarded to NZ Wines plus 109 wines were given the Decanter Seal of Approval (previously commended) by judges.

Marlborough again received the highest number of awards with 275 medals followed by the Hawke’s Bay with 66 and Central Otago with 48 medals.

Entries this year were from 145 New Zealand wine producers / label / brands…

Click the links below for details on each wine from the searchable  Decanter Database.

PLATINUM MEDAL WINNERS (7)

Ata Mara Riesling 2015 
Crossroads Winemakers Collection Chardonnay 2014
Kumeu River The Society’s Exhibition Chardonnay 2014
Marisco Vineyards The King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Matua Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Sileni Cellar Selection Merlot 2014
Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2013

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS (16)

Akarua Rua Pinot Noir 2014
Akarua Rua Pinot Noir 2015
Aronui Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
Delegat Crownthorpe Terraces Chardonnay 2014
Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Lawson’s Dry Hills Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Marisco Vineyards The Journey Pinot Noir 2013
Matua Lands & Legends Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Morrisons M Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Murdoch James Blue Rock Pinot Noir 2014
Nautilus Chardonnay 2014
Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Saint Clair Family Estate Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Te Pa Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2015 
Vidal Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Click here for all New Zealand’s SILVER MEDAL WINNERS (128)
Click Here for all New Zealand’s BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS (194)

MEDALS BY REGION
Click region for details:

Marlborough – 275
Hawke’s Bay – 66
Central Otago – 48
Nelson – 20
Wairarapa – 17
Canterbury – 9
Gisborne – 3
Auckland – 2
Northland – 1
Waitaki Valley – 1
No Region listed – 12

Again – Well done New Zealand – we are awesome!