At the 2017 New World Wine Awards, 147 wines were entered into new classes for specified wine varietals produced in iconic New Zealand wine regions and retailing over $25.

The top thirteen were selected for New World’s Premium New Zealand Wine Selection, being sold in selected New World stores.

These wines were judged under the New World Wine Awards’ rigorous processes using the same internationally recognised 100-point scoring system as other leading wine shows, ensuring medal-winning wines are the best example of their type.

75% of wines were awarded medals, illustrating the strength of premium New Zealand wines produced from these incredible regions. 23 Gold 95+, 45 Silver and 43 Bronze medals were awarded.

All the medal-winning wines are shown below, along with the points they scored. We hope you enjoy browsing the amazing breadth of medal winners and you can also find out more about the top thirteen wines in our Premium New Zealand Wine Selection here.

Please note, the Premium NZ Wine Selection is available in selected New World stores while stocks last.

Outside of these thirteen wines, not all of the medal winners listed below are available at New World stores – wines do not have to be stocked in New World stores to be entered into the competition.

BOTTLE FERMENTED SPARKLING WINE

Gold 95+ Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Cloudy Bay Pelorus NV* 97
Akarua Rosé Brut NV* 95
JUNE Methode Traditionnelle 2009* 95
* Featured in New World’s Premium NZ Wine Selection in selected stores.

Silver Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Daniel Le Brun Blanc de Blancs 2011 94
Kim Crawford Small Parcels Fizz Methode Traditionelle 2012 90

Bronze Medal Winners

Wine Points scored
Daniel Le Brun Rosé NV 89
Leveret IQ7 New Zealand Methode Traditionnelle NV 85

CHARDONNAY

Gold 95+ Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Rangatira Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016* 97
Kim Crawford Small Parcels Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2016 97
Starborough Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Chardonnay 2015* 95
Villa Maria Reserve Barrique Fermented Gisborne Chardonnay 2016* 95
Clearview Estate Hawke's Bay Reserve Chardonnay 2016 95
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2016 95
* Featured in New World’s Premium NZ Wine Selection in selected stores.

Silver Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Brightwater Vineyards Nelson Chardonnay 2015 93
Allan Scott Family Winemakers Generations Chardonnay 2016 92
Mission Jewelstone Chardonnay 2016 92
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay 2015 92
Stoneleigh Rapaura Series Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 91
Church Road McDonald Series Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2016 90
Leveret Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2014 90
Milcrest Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2016 90
Spencer Hill Coastal Ridge Chardonnay 2013 90

Bronze Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Alpha Domus The Skybolt Chardonnay 2016 88
Crossroads Winemakers Collection Chardonnay 2015 87
Alchemy Chardonnay 2015 86
Matawhero Church House Chardonnay 2016 85
Spencer Hill Coastal Ridge Chardonnay 2014 85
West Brook Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2015 85
Wrights Reserve Chardonnay Gisborne 2016 85
Zephyr Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 85

PINOT NOIR

Gold 95+ Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Bald Hills Bannockburn Central Otago Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015* 97
Fifth Bridge Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015* 96
Awatere River by Louis Vavasour Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015* 95
Vavasour Felix's Vineyard Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2015* 95
Ceres Composition Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2015 95
Kuru Kuru Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 95
Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Reserve Pinot Noir 2015 95
Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 95
* Featured in New World’s Premium NZ Wine Selection in selected stores.

Silver Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Babich Family Estates Headwaters Organic Pinot Noir 2016 94
The Lakes Central Otago Single Vineyard 'Bendigo' Pinot Noir 2016 94
Brancott Estate Letter Series T Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 93
Mud House Single Vineyard Claim 431 Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 93
Paul Henry's Own Pinot Noir 2016 93
Te Kairanga John Martin Pinot Noir 2015 93
Whistling Buoy Kokolo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 93
Yealands Estate Winemakers Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 93
Akarua Pinot Noir 2016 92
Misty Cove Fifth Innings Pinot Noir 2016 92
SOHO McQueen Pinot Noir 2015 92
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 92
Black Quail Estate Pinot Noir 2015 91
Framingham Pinot Noir 2015 91
Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 91
Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2016 91
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2015 90
Coney Pizzicato Pinot Noir 2016 90
Gladstone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 90
Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Pinot Noir 2015 90
Melton Estate Pinot Noir 2015 90
Nanny Goat Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 90
Rapaura Springs Limestone Terrace Pinot Noir 2016 90
Saddleback Pinot Noir 2016 90
Scott Base Pinot Noir Reserve 2016 90
Steve Bird Marlborough Big Barrel Pinot Noir 2015 90

Bronze Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Urlar Pinot Noir 2015 89
Bald Hills Bannockburn Central Otago Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 88
Falcon Ridge Estate Pinot Noir 2016 88
Gladstone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 88
Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014 88
Ruby Bay Nelson Pinot Noir 2016 88
Tarras Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 88
Tarras Vineyard The Canyon Pinot Noir 2014 88
Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2014 88
Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 88
Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 88
Aravin Pinot Noir 2014 87
Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 87
Dawn Ghost Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013 87
Dry Gully Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 87
McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013 87
Mt Beautiful North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2015 87
Forrest Pinot Noir 2015 86
Johner Estate Pinot Noir Gladstone 2015 86
Carrick Unravelled Pinot Noir 2016 85
Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 85
Impromptu Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 85
Mission Jewelstone Pinot Noir 2015 85

RED BLENDS

Gold 95+ Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Babich The Patriarch 2014* 97
Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2015* 97
Talisman 2014 96
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels The Gimblett 2014 95
* Featured in New World’s Premium NZ Wine Selection in selected stores.

Silver Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Clearview Estate Enigma 2015 92
Crossroads Winemakers Collection Cabernet Merlot 2013 90
Tironui Estate Malbec Merlot Cabernet 2015 90

Bronze Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Abbey Estate Prophet Cabernet Merlot Malbec Franc 2015 87
Alluviale Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 87
SOHO Revolver Waiheke Island Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc 2016 87
Babich Irongate Cabernet Merlot Franc 2015 85
Esk Valley Winemaker's Reserve  Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2013 85
Regent Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet 2013 85

SYRAH

Gold 95+ Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Church Road McDonald Series Hawke's Bay Syrah 2015* 97
Coopers Creek SV Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014 95
* Featured in New World’s Premium NZ Wine Selection in selected stores.

Silver Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Selaks Founders Syrah 2014 91
Wairau River Reserve Syrah 2014 91
Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2015 90
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2015 90
Wairau River Reserve Syrah 2015 90

Bronze Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Mills Reef Elspeth Trust Vineyard Syrah 2013 88
Falcon Ridge Estate Syrah 2016 85
Rangatira Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2015 85
SOHO Valentina Syrah Waiheke Island 2016 85


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