The Premium New Zealand Selection is a select group of wine varietals produced in iconic New Zealand wine regions and retailing over $25.

149 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, ensuring medal-winning wines are the best example of their type.

71% of wines were awarded medals, illustrating the strength of spectacular New Zealand wines produced from these incredible regions. 18 Gold 95+, 35 Silver and 54 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 Gold medal winners scoring 95+ points in the Premium New Zealand Selection here.

BOTTLE FERMENTED SPARKLING WINE

Gold 95+ Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Cloudy Bay Pelorus NV 95

Silver Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Akarua Rosé Brut NV 90
Daniel Le Brun Blanc de Blanc 2011 90

Bronze Medal Winners

Wine Points scored
Akarua Brut NV 89
Legacy Methode Traditionnelle 2012 89
Daniel Le Brun Non Vintage NV 88
Clark Estate Methode Traditionelle Sparkling Riesling 2017 87
No.1 Rosé NV 87
Squawking Magpie Methode Traditionelle NV 87
No.1 Cuvée NV 85
Spy Valley Echelon Méthode Traditionelle 2012 85

CHARDONNAY

Gold 95+ Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Brancott Letter Series 'O' Marlborough Chardonnay 2017 95
Church Road Grand Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2017 95
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2016 95
The King's Bastard Marlborough Chardonnay 2017 95
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 95
Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay 2017 95
Zephyr Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 95

Silver Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Clearview Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2017 94
Passage Rock Barrel Fermented Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 93
Soljans Estate Barrique Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2016 93
Rangatira Hawke's Bay Reserve Chardonnay by Ka Tahi 2017 92

Bronze Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Chardonnay 2016 89
Starborough Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 89
Sugar Loaf Chardonnay 2016 89
Dunnolly Reserve Chardonnay 2017 88
Matawhero Church House Chardonnay 2017 88
Matua Lands & Legends Marlborough Chardonnay 2015 88
The Ned Chardonnay 2017 88
Villa Maria Reserve Barrique Fermented Gisborne Chardonnay 2017 88
Kaimira Estate Brightwater Chardonnay 2016 87
Holly South Series Wairarapa Chardonnay 2017 86
Petane Station Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2017 86
Crossroads Winemakers Collection Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2015 85
Moutere Hills Chardonnay 2017 85
Sound of White Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 85
Squawking Magpie Counting Crows Chardonnay 2015 85
The Ramsay Central Otago Chardonnay 2015 85

PINOT NOIR

Gold 95+ Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
alex gold Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 96
Whistling Buoy Kokolo Vineyard Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016 96
Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2015 95
Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 95
Squawking Magpie Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 95
te Pā Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 95
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Noir 2014 95
Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 95

Silver Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Akin Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 94
Brennan B2 Pinot Noir 2016 94
Johner Estate Gladstone Pinot Noir 2016 94
Rock n Pillar Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 94
The Crater Rim Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir 2016 94
Three Miners Pinot Noir 2016 94
Bald Hills Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 93
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Pinot Noir 2013 93
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2015 92
Fifth Bridge Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 92
Jules Taylor Wines Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 92
Mount Michael The Mountaineer Pinot Noir 2016 92
Te Kairanga John Martin Pinot Noir 2016 92
The Ramsay Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 92
Wither Hills Taylor River Pinot Noir 2016 92
Maori Point Estate Pinot Noir 2015 91
Spy Valley Southern Valleys Pinot Noir 2015 91
Akarua Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017 90
Babich Family Estates Headwaters Organic Pinot Noir 2017 90
The King's Wrath Pinot Noir 2017 90
The Ned Pinot Noir 2016 90

Bronze Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 89
Mt Beautiful North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016 89
Riverby Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014 89
Brancott Letter Series 'T' Pinot Noir 2017 88
Coney Reserve Martinborough Pizzicato Pinot Noir 2016 88
Dry Gully Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 88
Framingham Pinot Noir 2016 88
Jackson Estate Vintage Widow Pinot Noir 2015 88
Leefield Station Pinot Noir 2017 88
Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir 2015 88
Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Pinot Noir 2017 88
Sound of White Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 88
Te Kairanga Runholder Pinot Noir 2017 88
Bald Hills 3 Acres Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 87
Forrest Pinot Noir 2015 87
Ceres Bannockburn Composition Pinot Noir 2016 86
Clark Estate "Upper Wairau" Pinot Noir 2017 86
Julicher Pinot Noir 2014 86
Matt Connell Wines Rendition Pinot Noir 2017 86
Mud House Single Vineyard Claim 431 Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 86
SOHO HAVANA Pinot Noir 2016 86
SOHO MCQUEEN Pinot Noir 2016 86
The Last Shepherd Pinot Noir 2017 86
Brennan B2 Pinot Noir 2015 85
Saddleback Pinot Noir 2017 85

RED BLENDS

Gold 95+ Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Obsidian Estate Waiheke Island Vitreous 2015 95
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016 95

Silver Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Babich Irongate Cabernet Merlot Franc 2015 92
Squawking Magpie The Nest Merlot 2014 92
Church Road Grand Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 91
Pask Small Batch Trilliant 2014 91
Babich The Patriarch 2015 90

Bronze Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Soljans Estate Tribute Hawke's Bay Merlot/Malbec 2016 88
Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2013 86
Tironui Malbec Merlot Cabernet 2016 86
Ash Ridge Premium Cabernet Merlot 2016 85
The Regent of Tantallon Merlot Cabernet 2014 85

SYRAH

Silver Medal Winners

Wine Points Scored
Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014 94
Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Syrah 2014 93
Terrace Edge Syrah 2016 91


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