A Hawke’s Bay Syrah has won the New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Champion 2019 trophy, while a Hawke’s Bay winery has taken out the inaugural New Zealand Cellar Door of the Year Award. Trophies were announced at the New Zealand Wine Awards held in Blenheim last night.
An increase in 1,550 RSE workers for the 2019-20 season will help support the wine industry during vintage and pruning, when there was a huge demand for labour said Philip Gregan, CEO at New Zealand Winegrowers.
The best of New Zealand wine will be discovered at the New Zealand Wine of the Year™ competition in October. New Zealand wineries are invited to submit their best wines for consideration now, with entries open until 6 September.