Steve Bird Winery and Vineyards has tasted success and the Australia & New Zealand Boutique Wine Awards 2017.
The Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers manages the Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Show, giving a platform to small producers, those which crush and bottle 250 tons or less annually under their own label and are owned independently, i.e., not owned by a larger wine company.
Internationally respected wine judge and writer, Huon Hooke, is the founding Awards Chairman, a position he has held from 1996 until now.
The Steve Bird wines range made a clean-sweep at the awards with each wine entered taking a medal…
• Steve Bird ‘Big Barrel’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 – GOLD Medal
• Steve Bird Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – SILVER Medal
• Steve Bird Gisborne Pinot Gris 2016 – BRONZE Medal
Click each image above for more on each wine.
Chief Winemaker and Managing Director, Steve Bird said, “It is fantastic to see our wines recognised for their quality, especially against our peers, those small winemakers here and across the Tasman who share our values of place and family and quality.”
Tauranga-based Steve Bird is one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed winemakers. His wines have won numerous gold medals and other awards, both in New Zealand and abroad and have also featured on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list, including Wine Spectator magazine’s highest-scoring Sauvignon Blanc ever – at 93 points.