After a period in the fashion wilderness, Chardonnay is clearly back in style, after the tipple took all the plaudits at last night’s Hawke’s Bay’s A&P Bayleys Wine Awards.
In the 18th anniversary of the awards Villa Maria Single Vineyard Keltern Chardonnay 2017 was named the Hawke’s Bay A &P Bayleys Wine Award Champion at a sold-out black tie event watched by 500 people at the Waikoko Gardens of the Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay Tomoana.
Hawke’s Bay A & P Society general manager Sally Jackson said the awards were the longest running regional wine competition and were about celebrating Hawke’s Bay excellence.
Chairman of the judges Rod Easthope said this award show was the most exciting he had been involved in.
Photo: Chardonnay is back baby! The varietal swept the pool of plaudits at the Hawke’s Bay’s A&P Bayleys Wine Awards. Photo / Warren Buckland
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Posted: 19 October 2018