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Canterbury Wine Awards 2016 Winners

Canterbury Wine Awards 2016 Winners

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Media Release 26 April 2016

Wines of Canterbury are delighted to announce the results of the 2016 Canterbury Wine Awards. The event, now well established and in its fifth year saw a record number of wineries enter their wines for judging along with a record number of medals awarded. Sixty-two medals; nine Gold, eighteen Silver and thirty-five Bronze medals were awarded for this year’s show, with 74% of the wines entered earning medals.  45% of the wines entered in the show were Aromatic wines – Riesling, Pinot Gris & Gewürztraminer, with the largest class being Rieslings. The Rieslings were the stars of the show with 18 medals awarded in this class.

Trophy Winners
FruitFed Seafood Class Trophy:Terrace Edge 2014 Liquid Geography Riesling
FruitFed Chicken Class Trophy:The Winemakers Wife Pinot Gris 2015
FruitFed Lamb Class Trophy:Meniscus Pinot Noir 2014
Hill Laboratories Vegetarian Class Trophy:Waipara Hills Equinox Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Hill Laboratories Pork Class Trophy: Waipara Hills Equinox Riesling 2015
Lane Neave Lawyers Game Class Trophy: Muddy Water Syrah 2013
Lane Neave Lawyers Cheese Class Trophy: Waipara River Estate Late Harvest Noble Riesling 2013
Spicy Food Class Trophy (new in 2016): Omihi Rd Gewurztraminer 2014

Medal Winners

Riesling
Gold Medals: Terrace Edge 2014 Liquid Geography Riesling
Waipara Hills Equinox Riesling 2015
The Winemakers Wife Riesling 2015
Waipara River Estate Late Harvest Noble Riesling 2013
Silver Medals: Meniscus Riesling 2014
Greystone Brittle Star 2015 Riesling
Waipara River Estate Riesling Single Vineyard Release 2010
Greystone Riesling 2015
Meniscus Riesling 2015
Bronze Medals: Terrace Edge 2013 Classic Riesling
Waipara Hills Riesling 2015
Waipara Springs Riesling 2015
House of Ball Dry Riesling 2009
Omihi Rd Riesling 2013
Waipara River Estate Riesling Single Vineyard Release 2012
Melton Estate Sparkling Riesling 2015 ‘Summer Love’
Melton Estate Riesling 2015
Straight 8 Estate Green 8 Riesling 2015

Pinot Noir
Silver Medals: Meniscus Pinot Noir 2014
Tussock Hill Pinot Noir 2010
Whistling Buoy Kokolo Pinot Noir 2015
Mt Beautiful North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2014
Marble Point Pinot Noir 2014
Bronze Medals: House of Ball Pinot Noir 2014
Mt Brown Estates Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2013
Whistling Buoy 1/2 Acre Pinot Noir 2015
Waipara Hills Soul Isolated Hill Pinot Noir 2014
Stephenson Estate 2014 Pinot Noir
Waipara Hills Equinox Pinot Noir 2014
Marble Point Pinot Noir 2013
Terrace Edge 2014 Pinot Noir

Sauvignon Blanc
Gold Medals: Waipara Hills Equinox Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Torlesse Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Bronze Medals: Point Bush Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Mt Brown Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Omihi Rd Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Greystone Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Waipara Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Mt Brown Estates Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Marble Point Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Other Reds
Gold Medal: Muddy Water Syrah 2013
Silver Medal: Georges Road Syrah 2015
Bronze Medals: Torlesse Cabernet Merlot 2013
French Peak Rose 2015
Whistling Buoy Kokolo Rose 2015

Pinot Gris
Gold Medal: The Winemakers Wife Pinot Gris 2015
Silver Medals: Greystone Pinot Gris 2015
Waipara River Estate Pinot Gris 2014
French Peak Pinot Grigio 2015
Mt Brown Estates Pinot Gris 2015
Bronze Medals: Waipara Hills Equinox Pinot Gris 2015
Georges Road Pinot Gris 2015
Waipara Hills Pinot Gris 2015
Mt Beautiful North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2014

Gewürztraminer
Gold Medal: Omihi Rd Gewurztraminer 2014
Bronze Medal: Waipara River Estate Gewürztraminer Single Vineyard Release 2013

Chardonnay
Silver Medals: Whistling Buoy Kokolo Chardonnay 2014
Straight 8 Estate Chardonnay 2015
Waipara Springs Reserve Chardonnay 2014
Bronze Medals: French Peak Chardonnay 2015
Mt Beautiful North Canterbury Chardonnay 2014
Thistle Ridge Chardonnay 2013

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