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Good gold news for Hihi Wines

More good news for the Gisborne wine industry comes hard on the heels of the New World competition results this week with Gisborne’s Hihi Wines awarded a string of medals in the New Zealand International Wine Show.

The New World Wine Awards saw wines from grapes grown here pick up champion aromatic, pinot gris and bubbles awards.

The International show held in Auckland is the biggest wine competition in the country.

In it Hihi Wines won golds for their Albarino 2019, Pinot Gris 2019 and Ormond Gewurztraminer 2014 wines.

They also took silvers for their Viognier 2018 (not yet released) and Merlot Malbec, with eight bronze medals for their Chardonnay, Gewurztraminers, Rose and Reds.

“It’s a very pleasing result for all our hard work, the growers and the EIT Tairawhiti,” said Hihi Wines Andy Nimmo.

“It’s the first time we have won three gold medals in a competition, so we are obvIously very pleased witH that.”

Mr Nimmo said the two gold medal wines from the 2019 season reflected the quality of the vintage here.

Two other Gisborne wines were awarded gold medals in the NZ International competition — Villa Maria’s Reserve Gisborne Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2017 and the Family Co’s Gewurztraminer 2017.

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