2019 Trophy Results

Press Release
25 October, 2019

A Forrest of Trophies at Marlborough Wine Show
Forrest Estate Wines are celebrating a hat-trick of trophies awarded at the recent Marlborough Wine Show. Not only did the company take out the QuayConnect Champion Wine of the Show with Forrest Pinot Noir 2017, they also were awarded the Classic Oak Products Champion Pinot Noir 2017, with Forrest Pinot Noir 2017 and the Wine Marlborough Champion Rosé Trophy for The Doctors’ Rosé 2019.

It was a big day for the founder and winemaker at Forrest Estate, Dr John Forrest. He was also awarded the Wine Marlborough Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the development of the Marlborough wine industry.
The Marlborough Wine Show which is run by Wine Marlborough, promotes the sub regionality and diversity of wines grown in New Zealand’s largest wine region. While renowned for Sauvignon Blanc,
Marlborough also produces a wide range of other styles which the show promotes.

The Legacy Award honours wines of pedigree that have been consistently produced over a 10-year period. This year the Marlborough Museum Trophy went to Zephyr Riesling, 2011, 2014 and 2017. More than 550 wines were entered in this year’s competition, with Sauvignon Blanc the largest
category, followed by Pinot Noir. Chief Judge Jack Glover says if one category stood out, it was the 2017 Pinot Noirs from the Southern Valley.
“They were outstanding. The judging panel were very much in their happy place when they came across these wines.”

The 2019 Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc categories also showed real class, Mr Glover says. “They were very smart wines. The Sauvignon Blancs showed good regional development, and the better wines were all complete, beautiful Sauvignons with good poise.”

The Trophies were announced at the QuayConnect Long Lunch today. (Full list of Trophy Winners below).

For more information;
Marcus Pickens
GM Wine Marlborough
Mob: +64 21 831 820
Email: marcus@wine-marlborough.co.nz

QuayConnect Champion Wine of the Show
Forrest Pinot Noir 2017

Vitis Champion Sparkling Wine
Deutz Prestige Cuvée 2016

Wine Brokers New Zealand Champion Gewüztraminer
Spy Valley Handpicked Single Estate Gewüztraminer 2019

De Sangosse NZ Champion Riesling 2019-2018
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 9 Big John Riesling 2018

TNL Freighting New Zealand Champion Emerging White Varietal
Nautilus Albariño 2019

Label & Litho Champion Pinot Gris
Stoneleigh Latitude Pinot Gris 2018

WineWorks Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc 2019

WineWorks Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2017 & Older
Giesen Single Vineyard Fuder Matthews Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2015

MRC Champion Chardonnay 2019-2018
Isabel Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

MRC Champion Chardonnay 2016 & Older
Giesen Single Vineyard Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay 2016

Wine Marlborough Champion Rosé
The Doctors’ Rosé 2019

Classic Oak Products Champion Pinot Noir 2016 & Older
Marisco Vineyards The Journey Pinot Noir 2015

Classic Oak Products Champion Pinot Noir 2017
Forrest Pinot Noir 2017

Barrel Finance & Logistics Champion Sweet Wine
Riverby Estate Noble Riesling 2018

Marlborough Museum Legacy Award
Zephyr Riesling 2011, 2014, 2017

The Coterie Wine of Provenance
Delta Hatters Hill Pinot Noir 2017