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Babydoll by Yealands Named Champion Pinot Gris at Top Aromatic Wine Competition

Babydoll by Yealands Named Champion Pinot Gris at Top Aromatic Wine Competition

Yealands Wine Group (Yealands) has been honoured with the “Champion Pinot Gris” Trophy at the 2016 New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition for their 2016 Babydoll Pinot Gris. Alongside this outstanding trophy, Yealands received a total of seventeen medals, including three gold medals, two of which were awarded to their 2016 Clearwater Cove Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc. The New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition (formerly known as the International Aromatic Wine Competition) was created fourteen years ago to “highlight to consumers the best aromatic wine varieties available in the New Zealand market for the wine drinker.” Babydoll by Yealands takes its name from the rare breed of miniature Babydoll sheep introduced by Peter Yealands in 2009 to his Seaview Vineyard in Marlborough, the home of Yealands Estate, as an alternative to using diesel-powered tractors to mow between the vine rows. “Our Babydoll wines have such a unique story behind them that captures how differently we do things on and around the vineyard,” says Yealands’ Chief Winemaker, Jeff Fyfe. “But more than that, these are great quality wines that people enjoy drinking. This award shows that sustainable winemaking and great tasting, top quality wines absolutely go hand in hand. I’m very happy with this trophy and delighted to see a gold medal for two of our popular Sauvignon Blancs as well.” About Yealands Wine Group Yealands Wine Group was formed in September 2011, when Yealands Estate acquired the well-established Hawke’s Bay boutique winery, Crossroads, and successful Marlborough brand The Crossings. The combined entity is now one of the largest privately-owned wine companies in New Zealand, with a global reach...
TWC Brands Excel In The Latest Wine Companion 2015!

TWC Brands Excel In The Latest Wine Companion 2015!

James Halliday’s long awaited Wine Companion has been released this week for 2015. TWC are very proud and pleased to announce that 59 of their portfolio wines received reviews 90 points and over – A fantastic achievement for both the brand owners and TWC representing such a highly reviewed portfolio. Please see the below list of our wines that received 90 points and over:       97 Tahbilk 1860 Vines Shiraz 2008 96 Bethany LE Reserve Shiraz 2012 96 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2010 96 Pertaringa Undercover Shiraz 96 Sanguine Estate Inception Shiraz 2012 95 Dalwhinnie Moonambel Chardonnay 2012 95 Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz 2012 95 d’Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2010 95 Miles From Nowhere Best Blocks Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013 95 Nepenthe Ithaca Chardonnay 2012 95 Rise Vineyard Riesling 2013 95 Tahbilk Marsanne 2007 95 Tahbilk ESP Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 95 Tahbilk ESP Shiraz 2008 95 Tahbilk Old Vines Cabernet Shiraz 2010 95 Tuck’s Ridge Buckle Chardonnay 2012 95 Tyrrell’s Single Vineyard Belford Semillon 2009 95 Tyrrell’s Vat 47 Chardonnay 2010 94 Bethany Eden Valley Riesling 2013 94 Dalwhinnie Moonambel Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 94 Dalwhinnie The Hut Shiraz 2012 94 Geoff Merrill Bush Vines Grenache Rose 2013 94 Geoff Merrill Bush Vines SGM 2009 94 Geoff Merrill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 94 K1 Gruner Veltliner 2013 94 Miles From Nowhere Shiraz 2012 94 Nepenthe Altitude Chardonnay 2012 94 Nepenthe Good Doctor Pinot Noir 2012 94 Paulett Polish Hill Riesling 2013 94 Paulett Andreas Shiraz 2008 94 Pirramimma White Label Shiraz 2011 94 Samuel’s Gorge Grenache 2012 94 Tyrrell’s Brookdale Semillon 2013 94 Tyrrell’s Single Vineyard HVD Semillon 2009...