The impressive gold haul spans almost the whole range of varietal wines that Villa Maria makes, demonstrating strong consistency across the board.
Villa Maria’s General Manager of Winemaking and Viticulture Alastair Maling MW said a quality showing like this is what every winemaker wants to hear.
“It’s a really great indicator to us that no matter the varietal, our viti and winemaking teams have a talent for making consistent and award winning wine at every price point and varietal style,” he said.
Villa Maria’s Gold medal haul includes:
Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Arneis 2013
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Noble Riesling Botrytis Selection 2012
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Merlot 2007
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Merlot 2010
Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2012
Villa Maria Reserve Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Villa Maria Reserve Gisborne Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2012
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay 2011
Villa Maria Reserve Library Release Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Pinot Noir 2010
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Keltern Chardonnay 2012
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Omahu Gravels Viognier 2010
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2011
Trophies for the New Zealand International Wine Show 2013 will be announced on Saturday 28 September.