A Central Otago Pinot Noir has won the top prize at the inaugural New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards. The Maude Pinot Noir Central Otago 2017 won the New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Champion trophy presented by O-I New Zealand at the New Zealand Wine Awards Dinner held in Wellington.
The Varietal and Regional Trophies have been announced for the inaugural New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards. Thirteen varietal trophies have been awarded, with the trophies being scooped up throughout Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago.
Judging kicks off on 2 October 2018 for the New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards. It is the official national wine competition of the New Zealand wine industry, replacing the Air New Zealand Wine Awards and the Bragato Wine Awards, two of the industry’s major wine competitions.