Bay leads the way in full-bodied reds as trophies pile up

Hawke’s Bay continues to stamp its champion mark on the landscape of full-bodied red wines, with the top varietal and regional trophies going to the Bay in the build-up to the New Zealand Wine Awards which will be staged on November 16.

The first round of trophies was announced this week with 13 varietal and seven regional winners. The all go in competitive pursuit of the eight major trophies, including New Zealand Wine of the Year, at the national event.

It was a great result for Villa Maria which picked up the region’s Best Wine Trophy with its Cellar Selection Syrah Hawke’s Bay 2018.

They also took out the Champion Syrah varietal trophy with that wine.

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