Gisborne wines win gold

Two gold medals at annual Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

Two gold medals at annual Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

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GISBORNE wines have been awarded two gold medals in the annual Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

More than 1400 wines were entered in the competition this year and in all 91 gold medals have been awarded.

The Gisborne golds have gone to Villa Maria’s Reserve Barrique Fermented Chardonnay Gisborne 2015 in the “champion chardonnay” category and to Verde Brut Gisborne NV in the “champion sparkling” category.

Chairman of judges and master of wine Michael Brajkovich said the most pleasing aspect of this year’s awards was the spread of gold medals across a number of varieties and regions.

In addition to the 91 gold medals, the judges awarded 268 silver medals and 973 bronze medals, bringing the total number of medals across 17 different classes to 1332.

The ‘best of the best’ elite gold and trophy winning wines will be revealed at a black tie dinner in Auckland on November 12.

GISBORNE wines have been awarded two gold medals in the annual Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

More than 1400 wines were entered in the competition this year and in all 91 gold medals have been awarded.

The Gisborne golds have gone to Villa Maria’s Reserve Barrique Fermented Chardonnay Gisborne 2015 in the “champion chardonnay” category and to Verde Brut Gisborne NV in the “champion sparkling” category.

Chairman of judges and master of wine Michael Brajkovich said the most pleasing aspect of this year’s awards was the spread of gold medals across a number of varieties and regions.

In addition to the 91 gold medals, the judges awarded 268 silver medals and 973 bronze medals, bringing the total number of medals across 17 different classes to 1332.

The ‘best of the best’ elite gold and trophy winning wines will be revealed at a black tie dinner in Auckland on November 12.

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