10 Gold’s in a Fortnight!

Trinity Hill is thrilled to announce their results from the Hawke’s Bay Bayleys Wine Awards 2022 and the New Zealand International Wine Show 2022

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Photo: Trinity Hill Chief Winemaker Warren Gibson, Simon Young Photographer.

October 18th, 2022: Local Hawke’s Bay Winery Trinity Hill has had an incredible fortnight, after being awarded 10 Gold Medals for eight different wines at two highly regarded New Zealand wine shows; the Hawke’s Bay Bayleys Wine Awards 2022 and the New Zealand International Wine Show 2022.

The eight winning wines from Trinity Hill’s three major tiers, the Hawke’s Bay, Gimblett Gravels and Single Vineyard ranges, vary in price from $25 to $120 a bottle, showcasing the breadth of skill of Trinity Hill’s winemaking and viticulture team, and their ability to produce wines for serious collectors as well as general consumers. Along with the Gimblett Gravels Tempranillo, Trinity Hill’s Hawke’s Bay ‘The Trinity’ Red Blend 2021 was awarded Gold at both shows, a strong result for a food friendly wine that retails for $25. Rebecca Poynter, Trinity Hill CEO notes, “We are delighted with the number of gold medals we received in these two shows. They represent a good spread of wines Trinity Hill produces; these being Syrah, Merlot, Tempranillo and Chardonnay along with our “Trinity” Bordeaux blend, from all three of our ranges.”

Trinity Hill’s Chief Winemaker Warren Gibson also comments, “The recent excellent results for Trinity Hill Wines at the New Zealand International Wine Show 2022, combined with the hugely successful showing at 2022 Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards, confirms the strength of recent Hawke’s Bay vintages coming together with the ongoing hard work in the Trinity Hill vineyards and winery. A combined total of ten gold medals; has there ever been a better time to enjoy Trinity Hill wines?”

Notes to the Editor:

The New Zealand International Wine Show 2022:

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Tempranillo 2021 – Double Gold Medal (96 points)

Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Merlot 2020 – Double Gold Medal (96 points)

Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay The Trinity Red Blend 2021 – Double Gold Medal (96 points)

Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Rosé 2021 – Gold Medal

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2020 – Gold Medal

The New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest wine competition in the country. Entry for the show is open for wines from any country and made from any grape variety. The judging team for these results was the most experienced judging team ever assembled for a wine competition in New Zealand. The 2022 competition was conducted under the Chairmanship of Bob Campbell MW, New Zealand’s most experienced senior wine judge and this country’s leading wine educator. The senior judges also involved a number of leading winemakers, several Masters of Wine and many key industry personnel. Most of the senior judges have each been involved in major wine competitions for more than a decade. Learn more: www.nziws.co.nz/

The New Zealand International Wine Show 2022 Trophies will be announced on October 31st, 2022.

Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards 2022:

Single Vineyard 125 Gimblett Chardonnay 2021 – Gold Medal

Single Vineyard Prison Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 – Gold Medal

Gimblett Gravels Tempranillo 2021 – Gold Medal

Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2021 – Gold Medal

Hawke’s Bay The Trinity Red Blend 2021 – Gold Medal

The Hawke’s Bay Bayleys Wine Awards is New Zealand’s longest-running regional competition, promoting and celebrating excellence in wine-making in the Hawke’s Bay region. Learn more: www.showgroundshb.co.nz/hawkes-bay-wine-awards

The Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards 2022 Trophies will be announced on November 10th, 2022.

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