Hunter’s Wines have walked away from the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships with the trophy for Best New Zealand Sparkling Wine for the third year in a row.
Jane Hunter, owner of Hunter’s Wines, collected the trophy which was awarded to the Hunter’s MiruMiru Reserve 2013 at a black tie gala at the Vintner’s Hall in London last week.
Hunter’s Wines received two gold medals at the event, for the Hunter’s MiruMiru Non Vintage, and the Hunter’s MiruMiru Reserve 2013.
Hunter’s winemakers have a real passion for their range of sparkling wines and it was a real thrill to win the trophy, she said.
“MiruMiru is the jewel in the crown and I have watched production grow over the past years as well as the range expand from the Reserve MiruMiru to include Non Vintage and Rosé.”
“New Zealand sparkling wines are hugely underrated and we need to work to ensure that they are recognised on the world stage as the quality wines that they are.”
First held in 2014, the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships is the most respected, comprehensive, and rigorous international sparkling wine competition in the world.
Each wine entered in the competition is tasted blind, and only wines good enough to receive gold and silver awards are named, indicating that they are truly outstanding wines.
The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships is judged by the world’s most renowned experts; Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan MW and Dr Tony Jordan.
As the only global wine competition where each judge evaluates every wine, no other sparkling wine competition is as tough, nor can match the consistency and accuracy of judging.
This year, Hunter’s Wines was the only New Zealand Winery to be awarded gold medals.