Trophies announced at Marlborough Wine Show celebration dinner

Members of the Marlborough wine industry gathered in Blenheim last night to celebrate the results of the 2015 Marlborough Wine Show. 15 trophies were announced including the Marlborough Museum Legacy Award and the O-I New Zealand Champion Wine of the Show.

Chief Judge Oliver Masters spoke of this years’ judging event, held three weeks ago, reporting that the 2015 Sauvignon Blancs were the strongest line-up of the varietal that he’d ever judged. He also commented that Wilfred Wong, guest international judge from San Francisco, had been impressed with the significant style diversity of the region’s wines.

The trophies were awarded as follows:

Wine Competition Ltd Trophy for Lower Alcohol Wine
Clark EstateBlock 8 Riesling 2015

Mantissa Corporation Trophy for Champion Riesling 2015
The Doctors’ Riesling 2015

Mantissa Corporation Trophy for Champion Riesling 2013 and older
Hunter’s Riesling 2012

Ormond Nurseries Trophy for Champion Chardonnay 2015-2015
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

TNL Freighting Trophy for Champion Pinot Gris
Wither Hills Pinot Gris 2015

Wine Competition Ltd Trophy for Champion Gewurztraminer
Johanneshof Cellars Gewurztraminer 2014

Winemakers Association of Marlborough Trophy for Champion Sparkling Wine
Deutz Marlborough Cuvee Limited Edition Prestige Cuvee 2012

Wineworks Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Wineworks Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014

The Honey Company Limited Trophy for Champion Sweet Wine
Ara Limited Release Cut Cane Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Classic Oak Products Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir 2014
Yealands Estate Winemakers Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

Classic Oak Products Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir 2013
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Classic Oak Products Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir 2012 and older
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Wine Competition Ltd Trophy for Champion Rosé
Saint Clair Pinot Gris Rosé 2015

O-I New Zealand Champion Wine of the Show
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Marlborough Museum Legacy Award
Stoneleigh Riesling 2007, 2010, 2012

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