Blenheim Show celebrates best of Marlborough

Blenheim show celebrates best of Marlborough wine

Marlborough Wine Show chief judge Olly Masters.

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Marlborough Wine Show chief judge Olly Masters.

Marlborough Wine Show chief judge Olly Masters samples sauvignon blanc on the second day of tastings at the Marlborough Convention Centre.

The Marlborough Wine Show, now in its sixth year, is a celebration of wine from the region.

This year there were 550 entries from Marlborough wine companies, which are being judged by three panels of three judges and two associates.

Judging closes on Wednesday and medal winners will be notified by the end of the week.

Trophy winners will be announced at a dinner held in the convention centre on October 27.

The winner of the Marlborough Museum Legacy Award, which is given to the producer with the highest scores across three vintages in the space of 10 years, will also be announced at the dinner.

Organiser Belinda Jackson said the wine show was getting bigger each year, with the 19 entrants for the legacy award the most the competition had ever received.

Unopened bottles will be sold at an auction open to members of the public at the Marlborough Convention Centre on Wednesday from 5.30pm.