Woolaston Mahana 2012 Pinot Noir

Wine: Woolaston Mahana 2012 Pinot Noir Awarded: Elite Silver (2014) Region: Nelson Notes: A fantastic, full bodied, powerhouse of a Pinot Noir.  25% aged in new French oak for 18 months. Layered aroma’s of spiced plum, ripe currants and smooth oak. Presenting the palate with complex, yet well balanced flavours of dark ripe  black cherry, smooth grain to […]

Villa Maria 2013 Single Vineyard Templar Sauvignon Blanc

Wine: Villa Maria 2013 Single Vineyard Templar Sauvignon Blanc Awarded: Elite Gold (2014) Region: Marlborough Notes: It’s fantastic to see one of NZ’s wine giants making meaningful investments into organic wine making. The 2013 Templar Sauvignon provides Villa Maria with the pay-off for these efforts. A fantastic crisp Sav, which meets and exceeds all traditional Sauvignon expectations. Strong […]

Fancrest 2009 Pinot Noir

Wine: Fancrest 2009 Pinot Noir Awarded: Elite Gold (2014) Region: Waipara Valley, North Canterbury Notes: Fancrest held back a chunk of the 2009 vintage, which is now paying huge dividends. Taking an elite gold in the first ‘NZ Organic Wine Awards’ this well balanced medium bodied Pinot Noir makes a big splash. Aroma’s of subtle spice, light […]

NZ Organic Wine Awards Results 2014

We are very pleased to announce the medals awarded in the inaugural ‘NZ Organic Wine Awards’. We received a high number of excellent wines, the best wines in category have been awarded the below. To download the full results release, please click here. — OrganicWineAwards Elite awards are given to Sauvignon Blanc’s over $20, and Pinot Noir […]

Why not Organic?

Why not Organic?  This is a question I’ve been asked a lot recently whilst talking to people about the virtues or organic wine. Especially by those who buy organic fruit and vegetables, have organic gardens, and generally consider themselves to be ‘pro organic’. However after asking them which wine they buy regularly, surprise, surprise, it […]

Entries now live!

We are now taking entries for the very first of a new breed of wine awards! Rule 1 – wine submitted must be 100% organic certified. That’s it! Entry form is here! Entry Form