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October 2019

Water Races and Gold! - 21 Oct 19

Domain Road Vineyard - Water Races and Gold! - <p></p>

Once again the water races of Bannockburn have produced gold!  

Back in 2017 we picked some wonderful Riesling - Seb looks on the fruit of his labours and Euan obviously thought they were worth a photograph!

The golden colour of the Riesling that year foreshadowed what was to come as last week we were delighted to hear that

our 2017 Water Race Riesling has been received with acclaim at the Canberra International Riesling Challenge this year.

It was great to hear that it had been awarded a   medal but the news got even better as it went on to pick up two trophies - one for the Best New Zealand Riesling and one for the Best Dry Riesling.!! Well done Fiona, Pete and your teams!

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Going Gold for Gris ..... - 14 Oct 19

Domain Road Vineyard - Going Gold for Gris ..... - <p></p>

Our Gris is Golden - Our recently released 2019 Defiance Pinot Gris has just picked up the Champion Trophy for Pinot Gris in the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition AND a Gold Medal in the New Zealand International Wine.  


These are great results from a young wine - six months ago we were only just harvesting the fruit.

The fruit was whole bunch pressed with 22% being fermented in older French Oak barriques.  Concentrated and luscious on the palate it is a wine for both drinking now or cellaring (if you have the will power!!).  

It is already proving popular with our cellar door visitors so we suspect that it will not sit around with us for very long!!  So if you are in Central Otago please call in and sip some!  

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