2018 Library Stock (2013 Vintage) Results

To download the full awards release please click here    Champion Chardonnay: Rock Ferry Corners Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 Champion Pinot Noir: Domaine-Thomson “Surveyor Thomson” Single Vineyard  Pinot Noir 2013 Champion Sauvignon Blanc: Rock Ferry Corners Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Champion Riesling: Carrick Bannockburn Riesling 2013 Champion Sparkling:Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2013 Blanc de Blancs   ***** (5 Star […]

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2013

Wine: Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2013 Awarded:  Champion Sparking 2018 & Gold 2018. Region: Central Otago Website: http://www.quartzreef.co.nz/ Notes: When it comes to NZ bubbles you’d be hard pushed to find anything that matches the regal qualities of Quartz Reef’s vintage Blanc De Blancs. From the exquisite packaging, bottle through the the […]

Terrace Edge Syrah 2016

Wine: Terrace Edge Syrah 2016 Awarded:  Champion Syrah & Gold 2018 Region: North Canterbury Website: https://terraceedge.co.nz Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas New world Shiraz glasses. Notes: Grown on Terrace Edge’s super steep banks of the Waipara River this Syrah is a labour of love for Terrace […]

Giesen The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay 2014

Wine: Giesen The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay 2014 Awarded:  Champion Chardonnay & Gold 2018 Region: Marlborough Website: https://giesen.co.nz Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas Oaked Chardonnay glasses. Notes: Bold, yet elegant. The Clayvin Chardonnay was our stand-out Chardonnay for 2018, rightly earning the vintage our Champion Chardonnay […]

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Braided Gravels Organic Rose  2017

Wine: Villa Maria Single Vineyard Braided Gravels Organic Rose  2017 Awarded: Champion Rose and Gold 2018 Region: Hawkes Bay Website: https://www.villamaria.co.nz Glassware: We reccomend drinking this wine in Riedel Veritas New World Pinot Noir Glases.  Notes: Summer goodness in a bottle, Villa Maria have created a wondefully clean, crisp and intricately balanced rose for 2017. With strawberry, […]

Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Wine: Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Awarded:  Champion Sauvignon Blanc & Gold 2018 Region: Central Otago Website: https://amisfield.co.nz/ Notes: Stop the press, a champion Sauvignon Blanc from Otago? I though they just made Pinot Noir’s. That is where you would be wrong. The dynamic landscapes and vineyards in Otago produce a stunning array of great wines aside […]

Black Estate Netherwood Pinot Noir 2015

Wine:Black Estate Netherwood Pinot Noir 2015 Awarded: Champion Pinot Noir & Gold 2018 Region: Waipara, Canterbury. Website: http://blackestate.co.nz/ Notes: The epitome of terroir, french for ‘from the land’, and used to describe the effects a vineyards geography has upon a wine. Black Estate’s winemaking allows such great expression of ‘terroir’, this wine is unmistakable in a […]

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 […]