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Wins across the board for Villa Maria

Villa Maria  has received the Champion Producer of the Show, two varietal trophies and 12 gold medals across several wine varietal categories and vintages at the Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2015. 

Saturday 08 August

Villa Maria has received the Champion Producer of the Show, two varietal trophies and 12 gold medals across several wine varietal categories and vintages at The Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2015.

With Champion Rosé Trophy and Sweet Wine Trophy, Villa Maria also adds multiple gold medals across Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to its tally of wins.

“It’s a great night out when our North and South Island winemaking and viticulture teams can walk away with a trophy each. That teamed with a good spread of varietal golds and vintages is a great reinforcement our wines are hitting the mark across the board,” said Villa Maria’s Group Chief Winemaker Nick Picone.

Villa Maria’s trophy and gold medal results:

Trophy:
Champion Producer of the Show
Villa Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay Rosé 2015
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Noble Riesling Botrytis Selection 2013

Gold:
Villa Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay Rosé 2015
Villa Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay Merlot 2014
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Villa Maria Reserve Gisborne Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2014
Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2014
Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2013
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Chardonnay 2013
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Noble Riesling Botrytis Selection 2013
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Pinot Noir 2012
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Braided Gravels Organic Merlot 2013
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013

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High Honours for Villa Maria at Air New Zealand Wine Awards

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