Cellar door wall with wine awards

We’ve received some great awards and reviews recently. While our focus is on making wines that we like to enjoy and share, it’s great to receive these independent quality endorsements. Here is a summary:

Shows

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2020

  • Gold – Chardonnay 2019
  • Gold – Pinot Gris 2019

Sydney International Wine Competition 2020

  • Blue Gold – Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  • Blue Gold – Sauvignon Blanc 2019

International Wine Challenge 2019, London

  • Gold – Tekau 2017

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2019

All silver medals

  • Gewürztraminer 2017
  • Pinot Gris 2019
  • Reserve Pinot Gris 2018
  • Lawson’s Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2019
  • Lawson’s Dry Hills Pink 2019
  • Blind River Tekau 2017
  • The Pioneer Gewürztraminer 2016

Six Nations Wine Challenge 2019

  • Double Gold – The Pioneer Gewurztraminer 2016 (sold out)

Marlborough Wine Show 2019

  • Gold – Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
  • Silver – Sauvignon Blanc 2019
  • Silver – Riesling 2017
  • Silver – Pink 2019

New Zealand International 2019

  • Gold – Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  • Gold – Mount Vernon Sauvignon Blanc 2019
  • Gold – Riesling 2017
  • Silver – Gewürztraminer 2017
  • Silver – Pink 2019
  • Silver – Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

 

Reviews

Winestate Magazine Best of Varietal Tasting

  • 5 stars – Tekau 2017

Winestate Magazine Best of Best Value Wines

  • 5 stars – Sauvignon Blanc 2019

 

Design Awards

PINK

  • Guala Closures Award for the Best Presented Bottle’ at the 2020 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards
  • Silver medal awarded at the UK’s Harper’s Design Awards 2019 in October.

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