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Marlborough Wine Show 2018 Gold Medal Winners


The medal winners from the 2018 Marlborough Wine Show have been announced. From over 550 wines judged, there were 38 (c.6.9%) gold medals, 87 (c.15.8%) silver and 240 (c.43.6%) bronzes awarded, with a total of 365 (c.66.4%) of the wines entered winning an award. The most successful classes were Pinot Noir with 12 golds, Sauvignon Blanc with 9 and Chardonnay with 7 golds. The trophy winners will be announced on Friday 26 October, and will be posted on this site soon after.

The judging was held over 15-17 October in Blenheim, with Jack Glover chairing a team with Dr Jamie Goode, Matt Lamb and John Saker from outside Marlborough, with Anna Flowerday, Ben Glover, Jeremy McKenzie, Helen Morrison, Matt Murphy and Wendy Stuckey with Marlborough affiliations as winemakers.

This regional show is in its 8th year of judging, established by Belinda Jackson and Margaret Cresswell in 2011, but taken over by Wine Marlborough from this year. The show aims to highlight Marlborough wine excellence and its diversity.

The Gold Medal Winners
Here is a list of the 38 gold medal winners. The silver and bronze medal winners can be seen on the show website:

Hunter's Miru Miru™ Reserve 2013

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Peter Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 27 Buzz Block Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Yealands Estate Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Giesen Single Vineyard Fuder Dillions Point Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Giesen Single Vineyard Fuder Matthews Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Brancott Estate Letter Series O Chardonnay 2017
Isabel Estate Marlborough Wild Barrique Chardonnay 2017
Jules Taylor OTQ Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
Two Rivers Clos des Pierres Chardonnay 2017
Whitehaven Marlborough Chardonnay 2017
Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2016
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2016

Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018
Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

The Sounds Marlborough Riesling 2018

Cicada Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2017

Riverby Estate Noble Riesling 2016

Forrest Chenin Blanc 2017

Delta Pinot Noir 2017
Isabel Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 15 Strip Block Pinot Noir 2017
Tohu Rore Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
Vavasour Felix's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Vavasour Pinot Noir 2017
Summerhouse Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016
Giesen The Brothers Pinot Noir Marlborough 2016
Lake Chalice The Raptor Pinot Noir 2016
Craft Series Journey Pinot Noir 2015
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Pinot Noir 2015
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Noir 2015

Giesen Single Vineyard Clayvin Syrah Marlborough 2016

Mansion House Bay Rosé 2018
The Sounds Marlborough Rosé 2018
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