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Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016 – Trophy Winners

By November 13, 2016No Comments

The trophy winners of the 2016 Air New Zealand Wine Awards were announced at the awards dinner last night. The Champion Wine of the Show was the Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir Central Otago 2014, and the Reserve wine of the Show was the Brancott Estate Letter Series “O” Chardonnay Marlborough 2015. The Lowburn Ferry label is no stranger to top awards, and is a credit to the work of proprietors Roger and Jean Gibson, and the winemaking of Peter Bartle at VinPro.

As well as the 18 trophy awards, the 39 Elite Gold Medal winning wines eligible for the trophies were announced. For a full list of the gold medal results, see my earlier post by clicking here, and for all the medal winners by visiting www.airnzwineawards.co.nz
 
AIR NEW ZEALAND CHAMPION WINE OF THE SHOW
Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir Central Otago 2014
 
O-I NEW ZEALAND RESERVE WINE OF THE SHOW
Brancott Estate Letter Series “O” Chardonnay Marlborough 2015
 
Label and Litho Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Babydoll Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016
 
Rabobank New Zealand Champion Chardonnay
Brancott Estate Letter Series “O” Chardonnay Marlborough 2015
 
Guala Closures New Zealand Ltd Champion Pinot Gris
Wairau River Pinot Gris Marlborough 2016

Plumm Glassware Champion Gewürztraminer
Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewürztraminer Marlborough 2015
 
Plant & Food Research Champion Riesling
Giesen Riesling New Zealand 2015
 
New World Champion Open White Wine
Giesen Riesling New Zealand 2015
 
QuayConnect Champion Other White Styles
Nautilus Albariño Marlborough 2016
 
Wine-Searcher Champion Sweet White Wine
Giesen The Brothers Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014
 
WineWorks Limited Champion Sparkling Wine
Deutz Cuvee Blanc De Blancs Methode Traditionnelle Marlborough 2013

Liquorland Champion Rosé
Whitehaven Pinot Rosé Marlborough 2016

JF Hillebrand New Zealand Champion Pinot Noir
Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir Central Otago 2014

Coast FM Champion Merlot, Cabernet and Blends
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Hawke’s Bay 2014
 
Fruitfed Supplies Champion Syrah
Mission Reserve Syrah Hawke’s Bay 2015

Dish Magazine Champion Open Red Wine
Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Marlborough 2015
 
Rangitikei Chicken Champion Exhibition White or Sparkling Wine
Maude Mt Maude Vineyard Dry Riesling Central Otago 2016
 
New Zealand Winegrowers Champion Exhibition Red Wine
Mission Reserve Cabernet Franc Hawke’s Bay 2014

 

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