Region’s wine has ‘runs on the board’

Wairarapa may only have one gold medal winner at this year’s Air New Zealand Wine Awards, but that is not a reflection of the quality of wine in the area. That’s the view of the competition’s main judge, Michael Brajkovich, who said it made sense that Wairarapa would be underrepresented. “It really depends on who enters and what they enter,” he said. “Some top producers from Wairarapa don’t enter, which can throw off the statistics.

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British Airways first class to serve Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir

The Sileni Estate Selection ‘Plateau’ Pinot Noir will be served to British Airways first class customers. The wine is now available in international first class cabins on routes across Asia and the Pacific. The selection is a further endorsement for Hawke’s Bay grown Pinot Noir, a region which, until now, has not received the same recognition as other Pinot Noir producing areas within New Zealand. “I don’t think that many people understand how much Pinot Noir is grown in Hawke’s Bay, or the quality of it. The varietal is our largest red wine export, appreciated in more than 80 markets around the world for its food-friendly style,” says CEO Nigel Avery.

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