Press and Media

July 2011

08/07/2011 The Nelson MailAn Award Winning Combination: Trudy Shields at Waimea Estates

07/07/2011 The Marlborough Express Back to Nature at Richmond Plains

07/07/2011 Kiwi Winery Group Moves Fast into the United States

02/07/2011 The Nelson Mail Nelson Reds Collect Wine Competition Gold

June 2011

Interview about the Nelson First XV Wine Competition
Nic Roland interviews Gisela Purcell on Fresh FM about the First XV.
Listen to the full interview here

Sam Kim Interview about the Nelson First XV Wine Competition
Katrina Smith interview Sam Kim on More FM about selecting the Nelson First XV wines.
Listen to the full interview here

Blackenbrook Responds to Demand for Vegan Wine
Read the Full Article Here

June has been a great month for Neudorf Vineyards
The latest Gourmet Wine Traveller gives three Five-Star reviews for Neudorf wines,
AND
Neudorf makes it onto the cover of Decanter Magazine, collecting Five Stars 19/20 for their Pinot Noir.
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May 2011

Nelson Wineart are Hosting the International First Fifteen Wine Competition
During the Rugby World Cup, Nelson Wineart are taking the competition off the rubgy field and into the winery with this exciting competition between Italian, American and Nelson aromatic wines.
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Nelson Wines are World Class
Waimea Estates and Seifried Estate are awarded trophies at the Decanter Awards and Richmond Plains Organic Wines get top medals in Hong Kong
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Richmond Plains wins the First Ever Gold Medals for Organic Wines in Hong Kong
Richmond Plain 2009 Chardonnay and Sauvignon Bland win gold medals at the Hong Kong International Wine Challenge for organic and biodynamic wines.
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April 2011

The Listener, 23 April 2011
Michael Cooper recommends Pinot Gris from Blackenbrook and Waimea Estates
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February 2011

Competition Heads Off the Pitch and Into the Vineyard
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Gold for Kaimira's Low Alcohol Riesling
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The Wine Gods Shine on the South Island
Paul White gives a great overview of the wine regions in the South Island of NZ in Isanté Magazine.
All (Nelson Wineries) share a distinctive, self-restrained tastefulness that's hard to pin down. Winemakers strive for drinkability and balance, which is shaped by Nelson's thriving café culture, with its al fresco dining and brilliant fresh seafood.
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Decanter New Zealand Supplement 2011
Decanter makes some great recommendations of the best wines NZ has to offer - including lots of Nelson.
Check out this great online publication.

Gourmet Wine Traveller Feb March 2011
Gourmet Wine Traveller visits the Nelson region and discovers some beautiful wines. Read what they have to say about the region, and what wines they recommend here:
GWT NZ Top Secrets (large file - please allow time to download)
GWT Nelson Tasting in Sydney, 16 April 2011
GWT Nelson Overview

Her Magazine Feb March 2011
For a fabulous snap-shot of what is happening at Blackenbrook Vineyard this summer - the joys, the worries, the vision.

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Fossil Ridge Excels in Setting and Wine
Neil Hodgson writes about Fossil Ridge Wines in the Nelson Mail
Fossil Ridge Excels

New Zealand's Forgotten Region, but Nelson's fine wines are now winning fans
Rose Murray Brown writes about the Nelson Wine Region in the Scotsman
The Scotsman Feb 2011

December 2010

Tasting Log
Cameron Douglas gives an overview of the Nelson wine region.
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Nelson Syrah as Good as Gold
Success for Golden Hills Estates Syrah in Australian Competition
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Five Stars for Blackenbrook Pinot Gris
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October 2010

Nelson Wineries, Take a Bow
Neil Hodgson reviews the Nelson New Release Tasting event in the Nelson Mail
Nelson Wineries, Take a Bow

September 2010

Spice it Up
Michael Cooper recommends Gewürztraminers from Blackenbrook Vineyard and Seifried Estates in a recent article in The Listener.
Gewurztraminer The Listener Sept 2010

Seifried's Sweet Agnes Riesling Wins Decanter Trophy - AGAIN!
The Seifried Winemaker's Collection Sweet Agnes Riesling 2009 has won at trophy at the world's largest wine competition.
Seifried Decanter Trophy

August 2010

Success for Nelson Wines and Pruners at Bragato
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Blackenbrook Releases the First Muscat in the South Island
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July 2010

Aromatic Beauties - Sam Kim reviews the Nelson Wine Region

. . . there's no doubt Nelson produces some of the country's most irresistible and gratifying wines . . . it is fitting to pay more attention to this little region renowned for gloriously perfumed aromatics and sumptuously delicious Burgundy varieties. . . Whenever I see a wine list with more than a token gesture of Nelson wines, I know the person has shown appreciation and understanding of this undeniably fine wine region.

Aromatic Beauties - Sam Kim

June 2010

Neudorf joins NZ promotion of super-premium wines in USA
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April 2010

Wine NZ Magazine Autumn 2010 - Article about the Nelson 2010 Aromatics Symposium. By Jo Burzinska

Aromatics in Nelson Wine NZ Magazine - Autumn 2010. by Martin Gillion

March 2010

Gold for Seifried Sauvignon Blanc at Royal Easter Show
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Seifried Sweet Agnes Riesling - Best Sweet Wine from the New World - Rose Murray Brown MW
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November 2009

2009 Results from Waimea Estates
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Blackenbrook Vineyard Accidentally Wins International Wine Trophy
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September 2009

Neudorf Wins the Tri Nations
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Nelson Wines Win International Trophies at Decanter Awards
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August 2009

Nelson Wines Win Gold at Bragato Awards
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Media Releases: July 2009

Blackenbrook Vineyard Joins Tri Nations Challenge
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Neudorf is New Zealand's Greatest Wine Producer
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Two Trophies Awarded to Nelson Wineries at Decanter World Wine Awards
Waimea Estates and Seifried Estate
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Media Release: June 2009

Double Gold for Kaimira Estate Riesling at San Francisco International Wine Competition
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First New Zealand Wine Made from Biodynamic Grapes
Richmond Plains Wines
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Media Release: March 2009

Seifried Winemakers Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2008
1 Wine, 3 Competitions, 3 Gold Medals

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Media Release: February 2009

Anchorage Riesling 2008 - On Top in Cuisine Magazine NZ Riesling Tasting
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Media Release: September 2008

Brightwater Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon in UK Top Ten
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Media Release: July 2008

Seifried Estate Strikes Gold in Japan
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Media Release: 24th September 2007

Stunning results for one of New Zealand's smallest wine regions

The Nelson region produces about 3% of wine made in New Zealand but the outstanding quality of wines made in the region was confirmed when 1/3 of the trophies awarded at the 2007 Bragato Wine Awards were won by Nelson wineries.

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Media Quotes

NZ wine writer Joelle Thomson on the art of Nelson winemakers: Nelson winemakers are creating hand-made wines, taking risks with wild yeast fermentations, unproven grape varieties and new styles of wines. It is this skilled, artistic approach to winemaking rather than a factory-focused one that makes the synergy between wine and art so natural in the Nelson region.

Like the visual artists, Wineart members welcome visitors to their cellar doors. These are creative people with a hands-on approach to the winemaking process.  Many wineries are small, and even the biggest operations are family-owned.  At the cellar door you can meet the winemaker, experience their passion and take some of it home with you in a bottle.


Paul White, wine writer for Gourmet Traveller, WINE: Stylistically, there is a self-restrained tastefulness to Nelson wines that's hard to pin down. They don't chase a buck with a set commercial style, as other wine regions do. They don't try too hard to please, and they definitely don't show off. Drinkability and balance are the essence to Nelson's wines. The area's prevailing café culture, its alfresco dining and brilliant seafood probably play a part in this. And while soil and climate are factors, it's the human element that makes the region's wines so different.