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New World Wine Awards Top 50 wines under $25 for 2022

New World has announced its list of Top 50 wines under $25 for 2022.

The list includes the best-scoring wines from New World’s 20th annual wine competition, where expert judges tasted more than 1,200 different wines to determine the top-ranked Gold-medal winners.  

“The New World Wine Awards is all about taking the guesswork out of choosing a great wine at a great price, and this year’s Top 50 is especially helpful because it includes so many repeat winners from over the competition’s 20-year history,” says Co-Chair of Judges, Sam Kim.

“These are multi-winning wines and wineries that have made the grade time and again, proving their excellence year after year, bottle after bottle.”  

A win for the Giesen Estate Riesling 2021 has brought this wine’s Gold-medal tally to seven and cemented it’s claim as the most-awarded wine in the New World Wine Awards so far. 

In the Sauvignon Blanc category, Rapaura Springs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and Wairau River Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2022 returned to the list for the fifth time, with Rapaura Springs also taking the Champion Sauvignon title for the second time.  

Church Road took home the Champion Chardonnay and White Wine of the Show titles with their Church Road McDonald Series Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021 and returning to the Top 50 as a Champion is the Lindauer Vintage Series Brut Cuvée 2017.

In reds, boutique wine company SOHO Wines took out Champion Pinot Noir and Champion Red Wine of the Show with the SOHO Bobby Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021.

“For every classic on the list this year, there is also something new and different to try,” says Kim.

“The Mount Riley Marlborough Albariño 2022 offers wine-lovers a totally new taste from this recognised brand, with a new white wine variety that is just starting to take hold in New Zealand vineyards and Kiwi wine palates.  

“Rosé fans can choose from both New Zealand- and French-winning wines this year, and if you want a real adventure there are red wines from all around the world including Tempranillo, Malbec, Garnacha, and Sangiovese.” 

2022 New World Wine Awards Top 50 – all under $25 

Wine name and vintageVarietyOriginScoreChampions
Anchorage Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2022Sauvignon BlancNelson95
Arrogant Frog Ribet Pink Rosé 2021RoséFrance95
Brancott Estate Letter Series O Marlborough Chardonnay 2021ChardonnayMarlborough95
Castillo Ducay Cariñena 2020Red BlendsSpain95
Church Road McDonald Series Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021ChardonnayHawke’s Bay96Champion Chardonnay & Champion White Wine of the Show
Esk Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022Sauvignon BlancMarlborough95
Gancia Prosecco Rosé DOC 2020BubblesItaly95
Giesen Estate Riesling 2021AromaticsNew Zealand95
Graham Norton Prosecco DOCBubblesItaly95
Grande Cuvée 1531 de Aimery Brut RoséBubblesFrance95
Grant Burge Fifth Generation Cabernet Merlot 2021Red BlendsAustralia95Champion Red Blend
Jacobs Creek Double Barrel Shiraz Cabernet 2019Red BlendsAustralia95
La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2021RoséFrance95
Leftfield Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris 2022Pinot GrisHawke’s Bay95
Lindauer Vintage Series Brut Cuvée 2017BubblesGisborne96Champion Bubbles
Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020AromaticsNorth Canterbury95
Mount Riley Marlborough Albariño 2022AromaticsMarlborough96Champion Aromatic
Mount Riley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021Pinot NoirMarlborough95
Mud House Single Vineyard Home Block Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2021Pinot GrisNorth Canterbury95
Mud House Waipara Valley Riesling 2022AromaticsNorth Canterbury95
Pepperjack Barossa Shiraz 2020Shiraz & SyrahAustralia95Champion Shiraz & Syrah
Rapaura Springs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2022Sauvignon BlancMarlborough96Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Roaring Meg Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2022RoséCentral Otago95
RUA Pinot Noir 2021Pinot NoirCentral Otago95
Russian Jack Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022Pinot GrisMarlborough96Champion Pinot Gris
Sacred Hill Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2022RoséHawke’s Bay95
Sacred Hill Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020ChardonnayHawke’s Bay95
Saint Clair James Sinclair Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2021Shiraz & SyrahHawke’s Bay95
Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021Pinot GrisMarlborough95
Selaks Taste Collection Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2022RoséHawke’s Bay96Champion Rosé
SOHO Bobby Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021Pinot NoirMarlborough96Champion Pinot Noir & Champion Red Wine of the Show
SOHO Ziggy Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022Pinot GrisMarlborough95
Squawking Magpie First Flight Chardonnay 2020ChardonnayHawke’s Bay95
Stoneleigh Rapaura Marlborough Chardonnay 2021ChardonnayMarlborough95
Sugar Loaf Southern Valleys Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020Pinot NoirMarlborough95
Taylors Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2020Single Variety RedsAustralia95
The Last Shepherd Gisborne Chardonnay 2021ChardonnayGisborne95
Thornbury Hawkes Bay Rosé 2022RoséHawke’s Bay95
Tohu Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019Pinot NoirMarlborough95
Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec 2021Single Variety RedsArgentina95
Vavasour Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022Sauvignon BlancMarlborough95
Verde BrutBubblesGisborne95
Vigneti Romio Romagna DOC Sangiovese Superiore Riserva 2018Red BlendsItaly95
Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Pinot Gris 2022Pinot GrisOther / Regional Blend95
Villa Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay Merlot 2021Single Variety RedsHawke’s Bay95
Vina Borgia by Borsao Organic Garnacha 2020Single Variety RedsSpain95
Wairau River Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022Sauvignon BlancMarlborough95
Wild Grace Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2021Shiraz & SyrahHawke’s Bay95
Yalumba Y Series Tempranillo 2021Single Variety RedsAustralia96Champion Single Variety Red
Yealands Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022Sauvignon BlancMarlborough95

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