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Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

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!

This years Auction lot photoshoot has been lots of fun. We really enjoyed working with Florence Charvin and the amazing auction lot providers - these images are looking amazing, don't you think? A big thank you to Fotographie by Florence Charvin, you can check out her other great work here; bit.ly/2SEXaDh ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

Check out this great clip from The Breeze Hawke's Bay 97.5FM, which follows the first phase of Mike McRoberts special auction lot from vine to wine! 👍

The Breeze Hawke's Bay 97.5FM
The Breeze are proud media partners for the Hawke's Bay Wine Auction and this year we're following the journey from Vine to Wine with Tony Bish Wines for the Mike McRoberts auction lot from the 2019 auction. This is phase one where we discuss the growing process and why Hawke's Bay is such a great wine making region.
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Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

The Breeze Hawkes Bay 97.5FM are following the process from VINE TO WINE of the 2019 Ambassador Blend which is a compilation of Tony Bish Wines and Mike McRoberts. The successful bidder will also enjoy a meal at Bistronomy with these guys after blending the wine - now that’s going to be an amazing experience!

The Breeze Hawke's Bay 97.5FM
The Breeze are proud media partners for the Hawke's Bay Wine Auction and this year we're following the journey from Vine to Wine with Tony Bish Wines for the Mike McRoberts auction lot from the 2019 auction. This is phase one where we discuss the growing process and why Hawke's Bay is such a great wine making region.
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BayBuzz has identified 20 Hawke's Bay people to watch in the years ahead and among them was the amazing Julz Brogden from Collaboration Wines! The 20 people were recognised as change-makers and game-changers, who have/will make a significant contribution to Hawke’s Bay in the coming years. We think Julz has already done just that with her donation to the Hawke's Bay Wine Auction and the wonderful wines she produces, do you agree? You can read the full article here; bit.ly/2UN2rdh ... See MoreSee Less

BayBuzz has identified 20 Hawkes Bay people to watch in the years ahead and among them was the amazing Julz Brogden from Collaboration Wines! The 20 people were recognised as change-makers and game-changers, who have/will make a significant contribution to Hawke’s Bay in the coming years. We think Julz has already done just that with her donation to the Hawkes Bay Wine Auction and the wonderful wines she produces, do you agree? You can read the full article here; https://bit.ly/2UN2rdh

 

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Definitely agree! Go Julz!

If you're in Wellington over the weekend, be sure to check out the Urban Wine Walk with our friends from Te Mata Estate Winery and Decibel Wines. Te Aro has a line-up of the neighbourhood's best venues, each transformed into an Urban Cellar Door for you to visit on a self-guided wine tasting trail. For more details, click here; bit.ly/35wnLp2 ... See MoreSee Less

If youre in Wellington over the weekend, be sure to check out the Urban Wine Walk with our friends from Te Mata Estate Winery and Decibel Wines. Te Aro has a line-up of the neighbourhoods best venues, each transformed into an Urban Cellar Door for you to visit on a self-guided wine tasting trail. For more details, click here; https://bit.ly/35wnLp2

It's a date!

Saturday 19th September 2020.

Mark it in your diaries, you don't want to miss this one. 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. Tickets available online from the 1st of June 2020.
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Its a date! 

Saturday 19th September 2020.

Mark it in your diaries, you dont want to miss this one. 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. Tickets available online from the 1st of June 2020.

3 weeks ago

Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

SPOTTED! Bilancia - Hawke's Bay Wines got a mention in the February edition of Air New Zealand's Kia Ora magazine. Be sure to get a bottle of their 2016 La Collina Syrah in your cellar for some fine drinking in the future!Some fine reading above the clouds.
Some fine company as well.
Air New Zealand Kia Ora In-flight Magazine, February 2020
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#nzwine

Reposted from @lacollinanz
Nice one. In the @airnz #kiaoramagazine this February with #lacollina 2016
Good company with @valliwine @quartzreefwines
#syrah
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SPOTTED! Bilancia - Hawkes Bay Wines got a mention in the February edition of Air New Zealands Kia Ora magazine. Be sure to get a bottle of their 2016 La Collina Syrah in your cellar for some fine drinking in the future!Image attachment
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