The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction celebrates 29 years in 2020 with Hawke’s Bay’s most talented winemakers providing over 40 lots of wine, many of which are being specially blended

The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction is possible due to a group of very talented and successful winemakers and artists, coming together to donate, showcase and celebrate their works on a national and international stage. The success of this event allows all contributors to acknowledge those less fortunate in our community by gifting auction proceeds to Cranford Hospice.

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Congratulations Rod McDonald of Te Awanga Estate for being named on - The Master Winemaker 100 list! We'd have to agree this is a much deserved nomination being the amazing winemaker you are! We hope you’ve kept some of the Trademark 2016 Syrah for yourself and that you’e celebrating with one... or some!This guy.
He’s unlikely to tell you so I’m gonna!

Rod has just been named on a who's who list of top global winemakers - The Master Winemaker 100 - as compiled by reputable magazine The Drinks Business (UK).

Not only that but for him to even be considered for The Master Winemaker 100 list, he first had to win a Master award at The Global Masters 2019 international blind-tasting series…which he did late last year for the Trademark 2016 Syrah (sorry we didn't tell you!). A Master award is one tier above a Gold award in this series of tastings judged only by Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers.

So the mighty Trademark Syrah has done it again. Placing little old Te Awanga Estate, and all the wonderful people who work so hard here, onto the international stage.

Rod says he’s blown away to be listed alongside winemakers from such wineries as Chapoutier, Penfolds, Bird in Hand, Vasse Felix and Charles Heidsieck Champagne.

“Releasing the Trademark to the world is a little like poking a stick in the ground and saying that this is the best we can create at that particular time, at this particular place. It’s thoroughly rewarding for everyone who helped make this wine to be recognised in this manner.”

Congrats also to the other NZ winemakers on the list: Craggy Range Winery Te Pā Wines Babich Wines, Greywacke and Marisco. Six from NZ...bravo 👏

Our stocks of Trademark 2016 Syrah are very low. If you have already managed to nab some, enjoy, and thank you. And if you happen upon some at your local wine retailer...grab it!
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Congratulations Rod McDonald of Te Awanga Estate for being named on - The Master Winemaker 100 list! Wed have to agree this is a much deserved nomination being the amazing winemaker you are! We hope you’ve kept some of the Trademark 2016 Syrah for yourself and that you’e celebrating with one... or some!

 

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Well done Rod McDonald great success!!

Len June

That’s exceptional Rod!

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