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Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014 – Trophy Winners

By August 9, 2014No Comments
The trophy winners of the 2014 Spiegelau International Wine Competition were announced at an awards dinner in Auckland last night. The Champion Wine of the Show was won by Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013. This is a fabulous result for Elephant Hill who has enjoyed considerable success for their wines in recent years, and recognition for their work with the Syrah variety, and fruit from their different vineyard sources.

The award for Champion Producer of the Show went to Saint Clair Family Estate who took 5 gold medals, 6 silver and 16 bronzes, with 90% of the wines they entered receiving an award. This year, competition directors Belinda Jackson and Margaret Cresswell introduced an award for ‘Portfolio Excellence’, designed to recognise independent third-party companies who distribute a range of wines. The inaugural award went to EuroVintage, whose wines won 10 golds and two trophies with wines from Chile, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand.

The Spiegelau International Wine Competition is growing from strength to strength with an increasing number of entries every year. For 2014, there were 1320 wines judged, with the result of 85 gold medals, 199 silvers and 536 bronzes awarded. To see the gold medal winners and my analysis, click here. For all the medal winners, go to the competition website by clicking here. Following are the trophy and major award winners. www.spiegelauiwc.co.nz

Gow Langsford Gallery Trophy for Champion Champagne
Piper Heidsieck Champagne ‘Cuvee Brut’ NV

Gow Langsford Gallery Trophy for Champion Sparkling Wine
Akarua Methode Traditionnelle Rosé Brut NV

Champion Gewurztraminer
Grove Mill Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2013

Liquorland Trophy for Champion Pinot Gris
Mud House Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Antipodes Water Company Trophy for Champion Riesling
Giesen Waipara/Marlborough Riesling 2013

L’affare Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Fire Road Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Wine Competition Ltd Trophy for Champion Other White
Tyrrell’s ‘Winemakers Selection’ ‘Vat’’ Hunter Valley Semillon 2006

Macvine International Trophy for Champion Chardonnay
Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2013

Champion Viognier
Black Barn ‘Single Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2013

Champion Sweet Wine
Trentham Noble Taminga 2012

Champion Rosé
La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux Rosé 2013

Singapore Airlines Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir
Saint Clair ‘Pioneer Block 14 – Doctor’s Creek’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Scenic Hotel Group Trophy for Champion Shiraz/Syrah
Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013

Silver Fern Farms Trophy for Champion Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot
Wynns ‘John Riddoch’ Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Wine Competition Ltd Trophy for Champion Other Red
Kingston ‘Echelon’ Petit Verdot 2009

Champion Fortified Wine
Williams & Humbert ‘Don Guido’ Pedro Ximinez NV

Spiegelau Champion Producer of the Show
Saint Clair Family Estate

Spiegelau Champion Wine of the Show
Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013

Wine Competition Ltd Award for Portfolio Excellence

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