2017 MEDAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED
This year over 2,000 entries were received resulting in 243 Gold, 366 Silver and 879 Bronze Medals being awarded. The judging took place from 18th through 20th September.
Bob Campbell MW was the Chief Judge and his winemaking senior judges were Tony Bish, Peter Cowley, Michael Bann, Michael Ivicevich, Ant MacKenzie, Larry McKenna, Olly Masters , Alastair Maling MW, Jen Parr, Nick Picone , James Rowan and Sam Smail.
The quality level of the wines in the Shiraz/Syrah and Pinot Noir classes was exceptional. 40 gold medals were awarded in the Shiraz class - the most ever, while the Pinot Noir class resulted in 29 golds awarded.
A really positive result for the 2017 Sauvignon Blancs was shown with 20 gold medals awarded – 18 of them going to wines from the 2017 vintage.
13 gold medals were awarded in the Rosé class and an incredible 19 golds to Pinot Gris wines.
SEE MEDAL RESULTS
PICK THE TROPHIES CHALLENGE 2017
THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2017
6 - 9 pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albert St, Auckland
AWARDS DINNER 2017
SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2017
6 pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albert Street, Auckland
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The champion wine of the show is the top wine of the year in all classes.