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Villa Maria: 13 Gold medals, 18 Silver medals

Villa Maria has entered it's 35th year as New Zealand's most awarded winery, with a strong award performance at the Easter Show Wine Awards 2014.

Wednesday 26 March

Villa Maria has entered its 35th year as New Zealand’s most awarded winery with a strong award performance at the Easter Show Wine Awards.

Now legendary for its top performing and premium Chardonnays it’s clear Villa Maria again dominated this category with golds for five Chardonnays across four of the country’s wine regions – Auckland, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Marlborough.

Chardonnay was not the only performer in the stable, with several golds gained for Pinot Noir along with two for the dessert wines.

Senior Auckland Winemaker Nick Picone said that the result was pleasing because the top awards have been bestowed on wines from around the country.

The Easter Show Wine Awards is New Zealand’s longest running wine competition, this year marks the 61st year. Trophy results will be announced at the awards dinner on 22 March 2014.

Summary of the results:  

Gold
Villa Maria Reserve Gisborne Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2012

Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2012
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Chardonnay 2012

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2012
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2011

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Late Harvest Semillon 2011
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Noble Semillon Botrytis Selection 2011

Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawkes Bay Syrah 2012

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Noir 2010

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Pinot Noir 2012
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Pinot Noir 2010

Silver

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Villa Maria Reserve Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Dry Riesling 2011

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawkes Bay Arneis 2013
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Dry Riesling 2012

Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Gewurztraminer 2013
Villa Maria Private Bin Gisborne Viognier 2013

Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay 2012
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2010

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Noir 2012
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Pinot Noir 2011

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010

Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Noble Riesling Botrytis Selection 2012

 



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