The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Yealands claims Champion Grüner Veltliner at the New Zealand International Wine Awards

rsz_nzln-yealands-estate-gruner-veltliner-nvYealands Wine Group (Yealands) has been recognised for the quality of their white wines with a Trophy at the prestigious New Zealand International Wine Awards. The Marlborough based winemaker claimed the Champion Other White Wine Varieties for their Yealands Estate Grüner Veltliner 2014.

It was an outstanding result across the entire Yealands Wine Group portfolio, with a trophy for the Yealands Estate Grüner Veltliner and a gold medal for The Crossings Pinot Noir 2014. In total, Yealands received 35 medals, including two gold and fifteen silver medals.

Yealands Wine Group Chief Winemaker, Tamra Kelly-Washington, was happy to hear the news. “Grüner Veltliner is a labour of love for us, and a wine that we continue to see evolving each year in a positive way. To gain recognition in this way is incredibly rewarding for both the vineyard and winery teams,” says Kelly-Washington.

Comments from the judges were descriptive and evocative. Fragrant aromas evoke memories of spiced apples, quince and tropical guavas. Full and textural yet crisp and dry with a zing of pepper and fine acidity underpinning the fleshy fruit. 

The Yealands Estate Grüner Veltliner has a recommended retail price of $24.99 and is available in limited quantities from the Yealands Estate Cellar door.

About Yealands Wine Group

Yealands Wine Group was formed in September 2011, when Yealands Estate acquired the well-established Hawke’s Bay boutique winery, Crossroads and successful Marlborough brand The Crossings. The combined entity is now one of the largest privately-owned wine companies in New Zealand, with a global reach of more than 70 international markets.

The global brands of the combined portfolio include:

• Yealands Family Wines; Yealands Estate and Peter Yealands Wines

• Crossroads and The Crossings