Rockburn’s flagship Pinot Noir scored 97 out of 100 points and received Platinum Medal status at the prestigious Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) 2018. Only 39 wines received platinum awards, with Rockburn’s Pinot Noir being one of just four awarded to New Zealand wines.

“We are thrilled to be recognised with this award from one of the most respected wine competitions in an important region for New Zealand wine,” said Rockburn general manager, Rebecca Poynter. “It further cements the reputation of Rockburn as one of New Zealand’s most consistent quality Pinot Noir producers.”

said: “We have judges ranging from MWs, wine buyers, consultants, Master Sommeliers, importers, educators and journalists,” said 2018 Decanter Asia Wine Awards’ Vice-Chair Sarah-Jane Evans MW. “Consumers can really trust the integrity of these results.”

Over 3,000 wines from 37 countries were judged by an international panel of 50 wine experts at this year’s Decanter Asia Wine Awards, in its seventh year. It is considered Asia’s most prestigious wine competition.

Gold medal-winning wines at this show are re-categorised by grape or style and re-tasted by a panel consisting of Regional Chairs and Vice-Chairs. The top wines from this re-tasting are then promoted to Platinum Medal and Platinum Medal Best in Show status.