2018 Results

We are please to announce the results of the 2018 NZ Organic Wine Awards.Many thanks to all of the vineyards who participated in this years awards, as well as judges and other volunteers who made these awards possible. To download a full press release please Click Here Please click the results below for tasting notes (will […]

Vintec / Electrolux Press release

We are proud to announce the addition of Vintec and Electrolux to the NZ Organic Wine Awards as a partner for 2018. Vintec (Distributed by Electrolux NZ) are New Zealand’s leading specialist in wine storage and refrigeration solutions. From 30 bottle storage solutions to 4000 bottle walk-in cellars Vintec have a wine storage solution to […]

Odyssey Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Wine: Odyssey Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Awarded: Gold  (2017) Region: Marlborough Website: http://odysseywines.co.nz/ Buy: Click Here Notes: The vineyard that takes it’s name from Homer’s ancient epic, I can’t attest to whether the winemaker or vineyard suffered a ten year struggle, although if they did then the result is rather spectacular. A really fine example of the classic […]

Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Wine: Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Awarded: Gold  (2017) Region: Marlborough (Awatare Valley) Website: http://loveblockwine.com/ Buy: Not currently available online Notes:  The Loveblock 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is a fantastic expression of the beautiful but rugged terrain the vineyards sit among. Vibrant aroma’s of tropical fruits, lime, passionfruit and grapefruit, with a palate of juicy ripe pineapple, passionfruit, a hint […]

Richmond Plains Blanc de Noir 2016

Wine: Richmond Plains Blanc de Noir 2016 Awarded: Gold  (2017) Region: Nelson Website: https://organicwines.co.nz/ Buy: Click Here Notes: Blanc De Noir, the French term for ‘white wine from red grapes’. This wine has all of the elegance of a fine champagne without the ‘fizz’. A beautiful pink tinge is a clue to the Pinot Noir origin of this wine. […]

Terrace Edge “Liquid Geography” Riesling 2016

Wine: Terrace Edge “Liquid Geography” Riesling 2016 Awarded: Gold  (2017) Region: North Canterbury (Waipara) Website: https://terraceedge.co.nz/ Buy: Click Here Notes: The best named Riesling in New Zealand? We think so! Named to describe the terrain of the vineyards on the banks of the Waipara gorge, and how the site is constantly evolving,  the Liquid Geography more than lives up […]

Riedel Press Release

In an exciting new partnership for 2018 the New Zealand Organic Wine Awards has signed a multi year agreement with Riedel, the wine glass company (RSN New Zealand). The partnership will see Riedel as the exclusive glassware provider for the event, including judging and tasting sessions. Judging will be completed using the Riedel Overture Magnum […]

The Darling Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Wine:The Darling Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Awarded: Gold  (2017) Region: Marlborough Website: http://www.thedarlingwines.com/ Buy: Click here Notes: Now our most awarded wine, The Darling Sauvignon Blanc is always a pleasant surprise. A fresh, vibrant wine typical of the Marlborough region’s popular Sauvignon Blanc, but being blended with 10% of a barrel fermented parcel adds layers of complexity and […]

Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2014

Wine: Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2014 Awarded: Wine of the Show 2016 & Gold  (2016) Region: Central Otago Website: http://www.quartzreef.co.nz/ Buy: Click here  Notes: The 2017 “Wine of the Show” is the Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir. Despite the competition being incredibly tight our judges agreed that the Bendigo Pinot Noir was something special. […]

Konrad Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Wine: Konrad Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Awarded: Gold  (2017) Region: Marlborough Website: http://www.konradwines.co.nz/ Buy: Currently unavailable online Notes: Wow! Everything we have come to expect from Konrad’s carefully crafted signature Sauvignon Blanc. Gooseberry, grapefruit and herbaceous nuances on the nose lead to a mouthwateringly crisp palate. Lively grapefruit and passionfruit flavours complimented by complexity from herbal […]