Romeo Bragato Wine Award Results 2013

A Central Otago Pinot Noir has been awarded Champion Wine of Show at this year’s Romeo Bragato Wine Awards.

Grown by Mark Naismith, the Akarua Pinot Noir 2011 won the coveted Bragato Trophy, the Mike Wolter Memorial Trophy Champion Pinot Noir, and the Sustainability Trophy.

The Bragato Wine Awards, held each year as part of the Romeo Bragato conference, are awarded to the grower for viticultural excellence. The competition recognises that growing excellent grapes is the foundation of making wines of true quality. Trophies are awarded to the top wine from each varietal class judged. 
Of the 2013 competition Olly Masters chairman of judges said “This year was one of the strongest trophy line-ups across all categories the judges have ever seen".  

The competition had 495 entries with 51 gold medals, 107 silver and 181 bronze medals being awarded. The Trophies were presented at the Bragato Dinner one of the highlights of the Romeo Bragato Conference. 


For further information please contact:
Dr Simon Hooker, General Manager Research
New Zealand Winegrowers
Phone: 09 306 5556
Mob: 021 889704

2013 Bragato Wine Awards Trophy Results:

Champion Wine of Show and Bragato Trophy Winner
Akarua Pinot Noir 2011
Akarua – Central Otago
Mark Naismith

Richard Smart Trophy and Reserve Champion Wine
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2011
Taylors Pass Vineyard - Marlborough
Ian Buck

Friedrich Wohnsiedler Trophy and Champion Riesling 
Wither Hills Cellar Release Kerseley Riesling 2012
Kerseley - Marlborough
Wendy and Owen Glover

Brother Cyprian Trophy and Champion Pinot Gris 
Thornbury Waipara Pinot Gris 2013
Waiata Vineyard - Waipara
Royce Mckean

New Zealand Wine Cellars Spence Brothers Trophy and Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Swamp Road Vineyard - Marlborough
Phillip & Cheryl Sowman

Bill Irwin Trophy and Champion Chardonnay 
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2011
Taylors Pass Vineyard - Marlborough
Ian Buck

Mike Wolter Memorial Trophy and Champion Pinot Noir
Akarua Pinot Noir 2011
Akarua – Central Otago
Mark Naismith

Alan Limmer Trophy and Champion Syrah 
Vidal Legacy Series Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2009
Omahu Gravels Vineyard – Hawkes Bay
Phil Holden

Tom Mcdonald Memorial Trophy and Champion Classical Red Wine
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010
Vidal Vineyard - Hawkes Bay
Phil Holden

Champion Sparkling 
Akarua Rose Brut NV
Akarua – Central Otago
Mark Naismith

Champion Gewürztraminer
Zephyr Gewürztraminer 2012
Glover Family Vineyards - Marlborough
Owen Glover

Champion Other White Wine
Coopers Creek Sv Gisborne Albariño Bell-Ringer 2013
Bell Vineyard – Gisborne
Doug and Delwyn Bell 

Champion Other Red Wine 
Waimea Trev’s Red 2012
Waimea Estates Nelson Ltd
Trevor and Ben Bolitho

Champion Rosé 
Clearview Black Reef Blush
Clearview Estate
Tim Turvey And Helma Van Den Berg

Champion Dessert 
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Noble Riesling 2012
Roncenvin Estate Vineyard – Marlborough
Chris Fletcher 

Sustainability Trophy 
Akarua Pinot Noir 2011
Akarua – Central Otago
Mark Naismith

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