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New Zealand International Wine Show 2022 trophy results

The trophy winners of the New Zealand International Wine Show 2022 have been announced with Wild Earth’s Reserve “Earth & Sky” Pinot Noir 2021 taking home Champion Wine of the Show.

The NZIWS entries were judged in October by a panel of 21 experts, led by Chairman Bob Campbell MW.

COVID issues delayed the judging of the 2021 event until February this year. As a result, there were two rounds of New Zealand’s largest wine competition in 2022.

This is the 18th year of the New Zealand International Wine Show and it is still the largest wine judging competition in the country.

A total of 256 Gold Medals – including 64 Double Gold – were awarded, and the trophy winners are:

Champion Pinot Gris
Grove Mill Pinot Gris 2022

Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Trophy for Champion Riesling
Sugar Loaf Riesling 2022

Champion Gewürztraminer
Spy Valley Gewürztraminer 2021

Champion Chardonnay
Clearview Reserve Chardonnay 2021

Champion Other White Wine Varieties
Nautilus Albarino 2022

Champion New Zealand Sparkling Wine
Lindauer Vintage Series Brut Cuvee 2017

Champion Champagne & Methode Traditionelle
Champagne Palmer & Co Brut Reserve NV

Champion Sweet Wine
Giesen Late Harvest The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Champion Commercial White Wine
Brancott Estate Letter Series “O” Chardonnay 2021

Champion Rosé
Sugar Loaf Rosé 2022

Champion Pinot Noir
Wild Earth Reserve “Earth & Sky” Pinot Noir 2021

Champion Cabernet Sauvignon & Predominant Blends
d’Arenberg The Coppermine Road 2018

Champion Syrah
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2020

Champion NZ Syrah
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2020

Champion International Red Wine Varieties
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Tempranillo 2021

Champion New Zealand Bordeaux Red Wine
Mission Reserve Merlot 2020

Champion Fortified Wine
Yalumba Antique Muscat NV

Champion Commercial Red Wine
SOHO Bobby Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

Champion Wine Company of the Year

Champion Winemaker of the Show
Stu Marfell – Foley Wines Ltd

Champion Wine of the Show
Wild Earth Reserve Earth & Sky Pinot Noir 2021

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