Waimea’s aromatic wines catch the judges’ eyes
The initial results of the 2017 Sydney International Wine Competition were announced recently and Waimea Estates was delighted that four of their winestyles caught the eye of the judges. This wine show is a little different in that the wines are judged twice – once in a formal setting and the second time judged with a dish created by the competition’s in-house chef so as to gauge the wine’s food-matching ability. Waimea Grüner Veltliner 2016 and Spinyback Pinot Gris 2015 were both awarded Gold Medals – placing them in the top 15% of the wine show’s 2000 entries. Waimea Sauvignon Blanc 2016 and Spinyback Riesling 2016 went one step further to be awarded a Blue Gold Medal plus a placing in the TOP 100 wines overall which places them in the top 5% of the show.