Nelson’s Blackenbrook Vineyard has won the Champion Trophy Medal for its first vintage of Pinot Blanc at this year’s New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition in the ‘Other Aromatic’ category.
Blackenbrook’s 2019 Pinot Blanc was launched only last month.
Blackenbrook owners Daniel and Ursula Schwarzenbach were thrilled at the reception their newest wine has received.
“It’s always rewarding to receive recognition for the hard work our vineyard team and family have put into creating our signature wines, like the Pinot Blanc. With only 11 hectares of Pinot Blanc grapes planted throughout New Zealand, mostly used for blending, we knew it would be a challenge to introduce an unfamiliar wine to Kiwis,” Daniel said.