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Sustained success for Sacred Hill savvy
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Sacred Hill’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006 has been awarded another gold medal – its fifth golden vintage in five years running.
Every year since 2002 the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has achieved gold medal status in prestigious national and international wine competitions.
The latest gold was awarded at the New Zealand International Wine Show, which attracted over 2,000 entries from around the world.
Chief winemaker Tony Bish says this impressive track record of consistent show success is a result of Sacred Hill’s vision and drive to be a leader in the production of world class Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
“Nothing is spared in our efforts to make great wines of great character, wines that reflect the region and our own philosophies and style,” he said.
“I am very proud of the effort that each person in my team has made – their dedication has resulted in this sustained success at the highest level.”
The Marlborough Sauvignon was not Sacred Hill’s only success at the New Zealand International Wine Show. Five other medals were also awarded to wines from Sacred Hill, including a gold for their 2004 Riflemans Chardonnay.
The New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest of its kind in New Zealand.
This year’s judging panel was headed by Bob Campbell MW, New Zealand’s most experienced senior wine judge. He was joined by Kym Milne MW from South Australia, and judging teams made up of many talented wine experts including respected winemakers and senior wine industry personnel.