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Award Winning Start for Waipara Hills Pinot Gris 2016

Gold Award Waipara Hills Pinot Gris
Our 2016 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris has had a great start to the summer season, receiving a Gold medal and Champion Pinot Gris Trophy at the New Zealand International Wine Show.
With more than 2,050 entries, the New Zealand International Wine Show, which took place in September, is one of the largest wine competitions in New Zealand.
Waipara Hills winemaker Simon McGeorge was thrilled with the news.
“It’s fantastic to receive the Champion Trophy and Gold Award so early into the vintage release for the 2016 Waipara Hills Pinot Gris. We’ve got some of our best wines ever to bring out in the coming year and I can’t wait to see how they do in the awards circuit,” he said.  
In the heart of the Waipara Valley, these Pinot Gris vines sit upon deep, free draining Glasnevin soils. This creates an aromatic wine where flavours of apple, pear and nougat flow through the palate, finishing with a touch of ginger and crisp acidity.
“This season’s fruit has produced a stunning Pinot Gris that is rich and complex,” said Simon, who remembers fondly the warm, dry season that allowed the aromatic varieties to slowly develop their flavours resulting in spectacular wines.
Ready to drink now and into the summer months, this Pinot Gris will continue to build weight and complexity with age. Visit our Waipara Hills cellar door to try this award-winning Pinot Gris. Set amongst vineyards in the picturesque Waipara Valley, just 45 minutes north of Christchurch, you’ll discover an operating winery, cellar door and bistro style café specialising in fresh, seasonal dishes.

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