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A dominating stash of gold

Villa Maria has been awarded a swathe of gold medals at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

Wednesday 13 November

Villa Maria has been awarded a swathe of Gold medals at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013 taking out more than any other winery with a tally of 12.

The 12 gold medals include several wines from both Marlborough and Hawkes Bay in several of the varietal categories:
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Dry Riesling 2013
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Dry Riesling 2010
Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2012
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Keltern Chardonnay 2012
Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2011
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Omahu Gravels Viognier 2010
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Noble Semillon Botrytis Selection 2011
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Noir 2012
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Merlot 2010
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Malbec 2009

This year’s competition had 1379 wines entered across 16 different classes. Trophy announcements will be made at the awards dinner on 23 November.

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