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Patrick Newton named Riedel Young Winemaker of the Year

Patrick Newton from Mudbrick Winery was crowned as the first ever Riedel New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year during a ceremony at the Canterbury A&P Show in November 2014. Thirty-two year old Patrick entered the competition with a 2013 Chardonnay, 2013 Syrah and 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon and was judged the top young winemaker in New Zealand by a panel

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Waiheke Island Syrahs win Gold medals at NZ International wine awards and 6 Nations Wine Challenge

Waiheke Island scored five Gold medals in the Syrah category at the 2014 NZ International wine awards. The Goldie Reserve Syrah 2013, Goldie Syrah 2013, Mudbrick Reserve Syrah 2013, Mudbrick Shepperd’s Point Syrah 2012 and Obsidan Syrah 2013 were all awarded gold medals. At the 6 Nations Wine Challenge run by the Australian Boutique Winemakers in October 2014, Goldie Wines

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Mudbrick Reserve Syrah 2013 wins two Bragato trophy awards

The Mudbrick Reserve Waiheke Island Syrah 2013 won two trophy awards at the annual Bragato Wine Awards last week. The,  Richard Smart Trophy Winner and Reserve Champion Wine,  and the Alan Limmer Trophy Winner and Champion Syrah. Congratulations to Nick Otto and the Mudbrick team!

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Te Motu wins Vintner’s brunch for second consecutive year

The Vintner’s brunch requires twelve restaurants to match signature dishes with wines from twelve vineyards for 450 paying guests. The top choice in 2014 was the Prego’s Slow Braised Beef Short Rib, Beetroot Feta Puree and Crispy Polenta matched with the Dunleavy Grafter Syrah 2012. Last year Te Motu won together with Toto restaurant. Paul Dunleavy says this shows “how

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Mudbrick and Obsidian 2013 Syrah wines win Gold awards at Bragato 2014

Three of the four Gold awards given to 2013 Syrah wines at the Bragato Wine awards held in Malborough  from August 27th – 29th 2014 went to Waiheke Island wines. The Mudbrick Reserve Syrah 2013 and the Shepperd’s Point Syrah 2013 by Nick Otto at Mudbrick vineyard and the Obsidian Syrah 2013 by Mike Wood at Obsidian vineyard were awarded

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