Best known for exquisitely spicy and rich Pinot Noirs and Rieslings, the region has a great reputation for other aromatic varieties such as Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer as well as its own distinctive take on Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Now is your chance to experience the distinctively different shape, structure and architecture of our premium wines in the place they are created.
Terrace Edge won an Elite Pure Gold Award for its Liquid Geography Riesling 2012 at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013 just before Christmas.
This award added to a raft of recent awards including:
* Gold, Pure Gold and Trophy/Champion at the Bragato Wine Awards 2013 (Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris 2012),
* NZ International Wine Show 2013 Trophy Champion (Pinot Noir 2012)
* China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013 (Pinot Noir 2012)
* International Aromatic Wine Competition 2013 (2012 Liquid Geography Riesling)
* Amberley A & P Show in November 2013 (2012 Liquid Geography Riesling).
Terrace Edge owner, Jill Chapman, said “It has been very exciting and humbling to receive these awards over a busy last few months. It is very nice to get the recognition of all our hard work especially for the team in the vineyard and winery and for winemaker Dom Maxwell”.
Photo: Pete Chapman (Viticulturist Terrace Edge Vineyard) Elite Pure Gold Award
Greystone Wines won the Trophy for best Pinot Noir, snatching it from Central Otago, and being awarded the JF Hillebrand New Zealand Ltd Champion Pinot Noir for the Greystone Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012.
Winemaker Dom Maxwell said “we’re rapt to take out the overall Pinot Noir trophy at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. Such a crucial category for Greystone but also New Zealand wine and to emerge at the top of a very strong group of NZ Pinot’s is really exciting for us. Shows the massive potential of Waipara Valley.” The Greystone Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012 was also named as one of New Zealand’s Top 12 Pinot Noirs by Gourmet Traveller.
(Photo: Dom Maxwell (Winemaker), Nik Mavromatis (Sales & Marketing), Nick Gill (Viticulturist) Greystone Wines)