Posted on 22nd Oct 2020
EuroVintage was last night named Wine Company of the Year at the New Zealand International Wine Show for the third time. In its 16th year, the annual wine competition has firmly established itself as the largest of its kind held in New Zealand.
Chief Executive Nick Hern accepted the First Glass sponsored trophy on behalf of the EuroVintage team. He acknowledged the support of the EuroVintage staff and gave special mention to the company’s many long-term supporters and industry friends from around the wine-world; without whose involvement and loyal support the success of the EuroVintage portfolio would not be possible.
In the company’s tenth year trading as EuroVintage, this is the third time that the Auckland based drinks distribution business has scooped this coveted trophy, winning it previously in 2017 and 2014. Held at the Hilton Auckland, EuroVintage enjoyed a commanding night, winning 3 trophies, 6 double gold medals, 21 gold medals, 15 silver medals and 21 bronze medals.
Alongside Wine Company of Year, EuroVintage accepted the trophy for Champion Fortified Wine for Lustau Pedro Ximenez San Emilio for the second year running. In a dominant night for McLaren Vale reds, the Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 was awarded trophy for Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Sauvignon Predominant Blends.
Chaired by the vastly experienced show judge, Bob Campbell MW, the 2020 New Zealand International Wine Show awarded a record number of gold medals, 304 in total. 387 silver medals and 732 bronze medals were also awarded.