The New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, now in its seventeenth year, focuses on aromatic wines including Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Viognier and other wine varieties including Muscat, Verdelho, Arneis, Rose and Sauvignon Gris, made in an aromatic style from any internationally recognised region. The purpose of the competition is to highlight to consumers the best aromatic wine varieties available in the New Zealand market for the wine drinker.
This competition is held in conjunction with the New Zealand Agricultural Show, New Zealand’s largest Agricultural and Pastoral Show. Although there is now show this year due to COVID-19 we were able to hold the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition in order to showcase the fantastic quality of wine on offer here in New Zealand.
Thank you to everyone who entered in the 2020 New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, and the Canterbury Wine Competition. Judging took place on the 10th & 11th of October. In total, the competition received 313 entries and the judges awarded a total of 2 Trophies, 26 Gold, 81 Silver and 139 Bronze medals as well as 2 Canterbury Trophies, 12 Gold, 9 Silver and 29 Bronze.
Congratulations to all our winners.
The New Zealand Agricultural Show is run by the Canterbury A&P Association.
The Canterbury A&P Association is a membership based organisation, which celebrated 150 years in 2012. The Association's mission is to further the progress of agriculture in Canterbury and New Zealand, through the annual New Zealand Agricultural Show.
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