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Gold medal streak continues for Mudbrick Vineyard at China Wine & Spirits Awards

Mudbrick Vineyard’s trio of ‘Icon Wines’ have all had success at the China Wine and Spirits Awards. The vineyard’s 2020 vintages of Francesca (Chardonnay), Velvet (Bordeaux blend) and Oscar (Syrah) were awarded Gold, Gold and Double Gold medals respectively.

The China Wine and Spirits Awards is the largest and most influential wine and spirits competition in China with wines entered from 55 counties, blind tasted by 100 expert judges selected from all areas of the wine industry including importers, distributers, retailers, and sommeliers.

“What a result! We are all incredibly honoured to be awarded gold medals for the 2020 Francesca and Velvet and absolutely thrilled to receive a double gold for the Oscar. Both the vineyard and winery teams are incredibly proud these three wines. The 2020 vintage was challenging because of the Level 4 Covid restrictions and was a real team effort between the vineyard and winery, where everyone played their part in producing these fantastic wines’’ says Patrick Newton, Mudbrick’s Winemaker.

Following a 1st place win for Mudbrick’s 2020 Reserve Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec in the Dish Magazine’s Big Reds Panel and the results at CWSA confirms the vineyards position as one of the top producers in the New Zealand. To be awarded gold medals for their flagship Chardonnay and Bordeaux blend as well as double gold for their flagship Syrah really highlights the outstanding quality of the Mudbrick vineyard sites.

Flying the flag for Waiheke Island wines globally, Mudbrick Vineyard was the only vineyard to win Gold from the Waiheke Island region, making the win all the more momentous.

Mudbrick Vineyard Francesca and Oscar 2020 are both available for purchase from Mudbrick Vineyard directly and Mudbrick Vineyard Velvet 2020 is available en-primeur to Velvet Society members. For all information and purchases visit our online shop – (global shipping available).

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