Our te Pā Sauv was also given a gold medal with 93 points, which is an outstanding result for this special wine. Coming from two of our estate vineyards, in Marlborough's lower Wairau Valley, and the Awatere Valley, the wine is a sophisticated, fresh, home grown expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
The Sommeliers Choice Awards are judged by some of the USA's top sommeliers, so you can be sure that these industry experts know a top drop when they taste one.
According to the Award's website, the Wine of the Year (By Country) is only awarded to the top ten wine producing countries (USA, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Germany, South Africa), so we are delighted to be included in such fine company. The website explains more about the competition, and how it's judged:
"The goal of the new Sommeliers Choice Awards is simple: to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list.
The judging panel of the Sommeliers Choice Awards will consist entirely of top sommeliers, on-premise wine buyers, and wine directors at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs."
So, as you can see, the te Pā Sauvignon Blanc would make an exceptional addition to any wine list!
Many thanks to the judges and the competition organisers for recognising our wine, and for all the hard work that we know goes in behind the scenes to make an event like this possible.
The te Pā Sauvignon Blanc is available New Zealand-wide, plus many international spots too, including the USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, South Korea, and Hong Kong. Get in touch today by emailing email@example.com to be connected to your local stockist or to make a trade inquiry.