It might sound rather topsy turvy when Australia wins a
trophy for white wine of the show, New Zealand wins the red
wine trophy, South Africa wins wine of the show and Australia
wins the nation of the show, but that's the result from the
annual Five Nations Wine show of selected wines from
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Argentina (to
be six nations from next year when the United States joins).
New Zealand wines won four trophies: Akarua Central Otago
Pinot Noir 2010 won red wine of the show and the pinot noir
trophy; Framingham Select Riesling 2010 from Marlborough won
the aromatic trophy; Matua Valley Single Vineyard Wairau
Sauvignon Blanc 2010 won the sauvignon blanc trophy; and
Mills Reef Elspeth Hawkes Bay Merlot 2010 won the merlot and
• Two Central Otago wines have won regional trophies in the
Decanter Asian wine awards judged in Hong Kong in September.
Akarua Rose Brut Bannockburn, NV won the New Zealand
Sparkling Regional Best Value Trophy, and Tarras Vineyards,
The Canyon Pinot Noir, Bendigo 2009 won the New Zealand Pinot
Noir Regional Trophy.