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All the Premium NZ Selection medal winners


Premium Selection medals140 wines were entered into classes for specified wine varietals produced in iconic New Zealand wine regions and retailing over $25. 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. Judges benchmarks entries against what a perfect wine should be like ensuring medal-winning wines are the best example of their type. 74% of wines were awarded medals, illustrating the strength of spectacular New Zealand wines produced from these incredible regions. 12 Gold 95+, 42 Silver and 50 Bronze medals were awarded.

All the medal-winning wines are shown below. We hope you enjoy browsing the amazing breadth of medal winners and you can also find out more about the Gold medal winners scoring 95+ points in the Premium New Zealand Selection here.

Sparkling wine

  • Silver medal
    Wine Points scored
    Deutz Marlborough Blanc de Blanc 2016 94
    Daniel Le Brun Blanc de Blanc 2012 93
    Cloudy Bay Pelorus NV 92
  • Bronze medal
    Wine
    Quartz Reef Methode Traditionelle NV
    Spade Oak Vigneron Blanc de Blancs 2016

Chardonnay

  • Gold medal
    Wine Points scored
    Zephyr Chardonnay 2017 96
    Church Road McDonald Series Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018 95
    Selaks Founders Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2018 95
    The Hunting Lodge Seasonal Collection Chardonnay 2018 95
  • Silver medal
    Wine Points scored
    Holly Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2018 94
    Babich Irongate Chardonnay 2018 93
    Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2017 93
    Leefield Station Chardonnay 2018 93
    Toi Toi Reserve Chardonnay 2017 93
    Brancott Estate Letter Series O Marlborough Chardonnay 2018 92
    Church Road Grand Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018 92
    Vavasour Chardonnay 2018 92
    Villa Maria Reserve Gisborne Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2017 92
    Brightwater Chardonnay 2016 91
    Awatere River Chardonnay 2017 90
  • Bronze medal
    Wine
    Aitken's Folly Riverbank Road Chardonnay 2018
    Johner Estate Wairarapa Chardonnay 2018
    Carrick Bannockburn Chardonnay 2016
    Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve Chardonnay 2017
    Delta Hatters Hill Chardonnay 2018
    Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2017
    Spade Oak Prospect Chardonnay 2018
    Dunnolly Reserve Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2017
    The King's Bastard Chardonnay 2017
    The King's Bastard Chardonnay 2018
    Akarua Chardonnay 2018
    Scott Base Chardonnay 2018
    Soljans Estate Barrique Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2016

Pinot Noir

  • Gold medal
    Wine Points scored
    Mount Michael The Mountaineer Pinot Noir 2017 95
    Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 95
    Scott Base Pinot Noir 2018 95
    Squawking Magpie Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 95
    The Lakes Central Otago Reserve Pinot Noir 2018 95
    Wild Earth Pinot Noir 2017 95
  • Silver medal
    Wine Points scored
    Delta Hatters Hill Pinot Noir 2017 94
    The Crater Rim Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir 2017 94
    Wither Hills Taylor River Pinot Noir 2016 94
    Aitken's Folly Riverbank Road Pinot Noir 2015 93
    Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 93
    Dry Gully Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 93
    Rockburn Pinot Noir 2017 93
    Spy Valley Handpicked Southern Valleys Pinot Noir 2016 93
    te Pa Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 93
    Jules Taylor Wines Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 92
    Kalex 'Alex Kaufman' Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 92
    Leefield Station Pinot Noir 2018 92
    Mount Michael Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 92
    Starborough Pinot Noir 2018 92
    Vavasour Pinot Noir 2018 92
    Opawa Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 91
    The King's Wrath Pinot Noir 2018 91
    The Mediator Pinot Noir by Urlar 2018 91
    Babich Winemakers' Reserve Pinot Noir 2018 90
    Davishon Pinot Noir 2018 90
    Jackson Estate Vintage Widow Pinot Noir 2015 90
    SOHO Havana Pinot Noir 2017 90
    The Last Shepherd Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 90
    Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 90
  • Bronze medal
    Wine
    Brancott Estate Letter Series T Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017
    Davishon Pinot Noir 2015
    Hawkdun Rise Pinot Noir 2015
    Holly Pinot Noir 2018
    Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Pinot Noir 2018
    Bald Hills Bannockburn Central Otago Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
    Chard Farm River Run Pinot Noir 2017
    Maori Point Estate Pinot Noir 2016
    Saddleback Pinot Noir 2017
    Two Rivers Tributary Pinot Noir 2017
    Akarua Pinot Noir 2018
    Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2016
    Framingham Pinot Noir 2017
    Te Kairanga Estate Pinot Noir 2018
    Terrace Edge Pinot Noir 2016
    The Hunting Lodge Seasonal Collection Pinot Noir 2018
    alex gold pinot noir 2018
    Brightwater Vineyards Nelson Pinot Noir 2017
    Hawkdun Rise Pinot Noir 2014
    Invivo Pinot Noir 2018
    Rimu Grove Nelson Pinot Noir 2015
    Te Awanga Estate Pinot Noir 2015
    Te Kairanga Runholder Pinot Noir 2018
    Toi Toi Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
    Forrest Pinot Noir 2017
    Grasshopper Rock, Earnscleugh Vineyard, Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016
    The King's Wrath Pinot Noir 2017

Red Blends

  • Gold medal
    Wine Points scored
    Church Road Grand Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 95
    Esk Valley Winemaker's Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2014 95
  • Silver medal
    Wine Points scored
    Babich Irongate Cabernet Merlot Franc 2016 91
    Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot 2014 91
  • Bronze medal
    Wine
    Babich The Patriarch 2016
    Matawhero Church House Malbec 2018
    Te Awanga Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc 2015

Syrah

  • Silver medal
    Wine Points scored
    Newton Forrest Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014 90
    Passage Rock Syrah 2017 90
  • Bronze medal
    Wine
    Esk Valley Winemaker's Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014
    Lost Garden Hawkes Bay Syrah 2018
    Brightwater Hui Whero 2016
    Coopers Creek Reserve Syrah 2018
    Coopers Creek SV 'Chalk Ridge' Syrah 2017