Waimata Awards

2009 Cognoscenti

Gold Medal: 2010 International Chardonnay Challenge
Bill Irwin Trophy: 2010 International Chardonnay Challenge
Top Regional Chardonnay North Island: 2010 International Chardonnay Challenge
4 Stars: Winestate Magazine “Fragrant, creamy-textured Gisborne wine, French oak-fermented, with rich, citrusy, nutty flavours, showing excellent delicacy and complexity. Harmonious and finely poised.”

2009 Waimata Chardonnay

Bronze Medal: 2010 International Chardonnay Challenge

2008 Cognoscenti Syrah

4 Stars: Winestate Magazine “Attractively perfumed Gisborne red, co-fermented with viognier (2%) and matured in French (mostly) and American oak (30% new). Full-coloured, with concentrated, ripe, spicy flavours, showing good complexity and length. Elegant, vibrantly fruity and tightly structured, with aging potential.”

2008 Cognoscenti Chardonnay

Gold Medal: 2009 International Chardonnay Challenge

2007 Cognoscenti Chardonnay

Gold Medal: 2008 Bragato Wine Awards

2007 Cognoscenti Syrah

Bronze Medal: 2008 Bragato Wine Awards

2007 Waimata Unoaked Chardonnay

Bronze Medal: 2009 International Chardonnay Challenge

2006 Waimata Chardonnay

4 Stars: Michael Cooper’s NZ Wine Atlas & Buyers Guide
Bronze Medal: 2007 New Zealand International Wine Show

2006 Cognoscenti Syrah

18/20 (4 Stars): Geoff Kelly Wine Reviews

2005 Waimata Chardonnay

Gold Medal: 2006 New Zealand International Wine Show
Silver Medal: 2006 International Chardonnay Challenge

2005 Waimata Unoaked Chardonnay

Bronze Medal: 2006 New Zealand International Wine Show

2005 Waimata Merlot Rose

4 Stars: Winestate Magazine

2005 Waimata Cabernet Franc Merlot

Bronze Medal: 2006 New Zealand International Wine Show
4 Stars: Winestate Magazine

2004 Waimata Chardonnay

4 Stars: Cuisine New Release Wine Tasting, July 2006
Bronze Medal: 2006 International Chardonnay Challenge
Bronze medal: 2006 Auckland Royal Easter Wine Show Awards

2004 Waimata Unoaked Chardonnay

Bronze Medal: 2004 Liquorland Top 100 Wine Awards
Bronze Medal: 2005 Bragato Wine Awards
Bronze Medal: 2005 International Chardonnay Challenge

2004 Waimata Merlot

Bronze Medal: 2005 Bragato Wine Awards
Bronze Medal: 2006 Bragato Wine Awards
3 Stars: Winestate Magazine