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"very user-friendly wines and the sort you could safely order at dinner or take along to a bbq knowing that most people are going to like them."
Emma Jenkins, MW The Independent Wine Monthly, http://www.independentwinemonthly.co.nz

Awards & Accolades

Pioneer Block 4 Sawcut Chardonnay 2007

Awards

  • Gold: NZ International Wine Show 2009
  • Silver: Liquorland top 100 International Wine Show - NZ
  • Bronze: International Wines & Spirits Competition 2008 - London
  • Bronze: International Wine Challenge 2009 - UK
  • Bronze: Decanter World Wine Awards 2009
  • Bronze: The New Zealand International Wine Show 2008 - NZ
  • Bronze: Bragato Wine Awards 2008 - NZ
  • Bronze: International Chardonnay Challenge 2009 - NZ
  • 4 ½ Stars: Recent Releases Winestate Magazine - Michael Cooper 2008 - July/August
  • 4 ½ Stars: Marlborough Regional Tasting Winestate Magazine - Michael Cooper 2009 March/April 09
  • Best Buy: Gourmet Traveller - Bob Campbell M.W 2008 Aug/Sept

Accolades

"Grown in the Ure Valley, halfway between Blenheim and Kaikoura, this is a powerful (14.5% alcohol), concentrated wine wtih fresh, vibrant, peach, butterscotch and mineral characters seasoned with sweet oak. Delicious drinking through 2009."
Michael Cooper's Best of 2008 Releases, Winestate Annual Edition, 2009