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Welcome to the 2016 Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards

Full List of 2015 Results 
The Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards now in their 15th year is the oldest regional wine awards competition in New Zealand.  The Awards objective is to identify, promote and celebrate excellence in wine making in the Hawke’s Bay region as well as endorsing the contribution viticulture has to the economic, cultural and social well-being of Hawke’s Bay.
Entries are accepted from wineries with wine made from 85% Hawke’s Bay grapes. Over 90% of Hawke’s Bay wineries including multinational wine makers with vineyards in and out of Hawke’s Bay enter this competition.

Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Association endorses and supports the Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Competition and the role it plays to identify, promote and celebrate excellence in wine making in the Hawke's Bay region while recognising the contribution viticulture plays in the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of Hawke's Bay 

 

 

 

AWARDS DINNER
The 2016 Awards night will be held in a spectacular silk lined marquee in the beautiful and historic Waikoko Gardens on the 18th October 2016.
The highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the trophy winners, as selected by our International and National Judges.  
A four course meal prepared by four of Hawke's Bays leading chefs:

   
   

Tickets available by contacting Hillary 06 8783123 ext 705, 027 2588784 or info@hawkesbaywineawards.co.nz 2016 Judged and Awarded wines will be served throughout the evening.

 

Competition Information and the 2016 Judges

Competition Objective

  • To identify, promote and celebrate excellence in wine making in the Hawke's Bay region.
  • To endorse the contribution of viticulture to the economic, cultural and social well-being of Hawke’s Bay.
  • To champion the role of the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society to the Hawke’s Bay community.
  • To secure the continuing financial viability of the competition.

Chairman of Judges:  Warren Gibson










Chief Winemaker, Trinity Hill, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. 

Proprietor, Bilancia, home of la collina Syrah, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Educated at Massey University, New Zealand, and at Roseworthy Agricultural College, South Australia. He began his winemaking career in New Zealand in 1987, subsequently travelling the world as a Flying Winemaker, including vintages in Australia, Italy, Hungary, France and California. This represents over 30 vintages across ten international wine regions.  

Trinity Hill has been consistently voted one of New Zealand’s top ten wineries, producing wines over a range of international wine styles. Warren is about to embark on his 20th vintage at Trinity Hill, currently as Chief Winemaker. He also heads the viticultural team and has control over their vineyards.
In 2005, Warren was named “New Zealand Winemaker of the Year” by “Winestate” a specialist Australasian wine magazine, The following year, in 2006 he was declared “Winemaker of the Year“ at the Mercedes Benz Hawkes Bay Wine Show.

In 1997 with partner Lorraine Leheny, also a winemaker, they established their own brand, Bilancia. In Italian, Bilancia translates to balance and equilibrium. The la collina Syrah is now in its 14th vintage. The material for la collina (Italian for “The Little Hill”), is grown on the steep slopes of Roy’s Hill, near Hastings.
Since 1998, Warren has been a regular judge at all of his country's major wine shows plus a range of wine competitions in Australia.  In 2015, Warren spent time as visiting Winemaker on a Walter, Carew and Richard Reynell Fellowship as guest of the University of Adelaide mentoring the Hickinbotham Roseworthy Oenology students.

Currently, Warren’s major ambitions include trying to be competitive in all departments with his 18 year old son, Jakob, and daughter Grace (15), and being a better golfer at 49 than he once was at 25. Or, at least, finding the time to try!.

2016 Judges and associate judges

 

Awards and Results

2015 Results - Full List

Trophies will be awarded to the Champion Wine in each class, selected from the gold medals in that class. A Merit Award will be given in any class that has no gold medals.

  • Major Awards

    • Champion Wine of the Show

    • Reserve Champion Wine of the Show

    • NZ Frost Fans Best Export Wine of the Show

    • Vintech Pacific  - Champion Commercial White Wine

    • O-I New Zealand Ltd – Champion Commercial Red Wine

    • Jenny Nilsson House of Travel - HB Cellar Door of the Year

    • EIT - Best Student Wine 

    • Hawke’s Bay A&P Society - Young Vintners Scholarship

  • Commercial Awards

    • Fastway Couriers Champion Merlot 

    • No9 - Champion Red Blends Cabernet Sauvignon Dominant

    • Bay Mazda Hawke' Bay - Champion Red Blends Merlot Dominant

    • Fluidex Transport Ltd - Champion Syrah

    • Moore Stephens Markhams - Champion Pinot Noir

    • Big Save Furniture Ltd - Champion Other Premium Red Varietals and Blends

    • ATI Engineering Ltd - Champion Chardonnay

    • Champion Sauvignon Blanc and / or Semillon

    • Somerset Smith Partners - Champion Pinot Gris

    • Guthrie Bowron Champion Viognier

    • Kauri NZ Ltd Champion Premium White Varietals

    • Hurford Parker Insurance Brokers ltd - Champion Sweet Wines

    • Langley Twigg - Champion Museum Class

    • Attn! Marketing PR - Champion Rose

    • Wineworks - Champion Sparkling Wine
  • Champion Wine of the Show

    The Champion Wine of the Show will be the wine obtaining the top score in a “taste off” of all the trophy winning wines where all the wines in the tasting are ranked.

    The Trophy will be awarded to the winery which produced the winning wine.

    The winning winery will be presented with a David Trubridge Original Design Trophy to keep, and the Historic A&P Wine Awards Cup which will be held for one year.

    Past Winners
    • 2001 - Clearview Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2000
    • 2002 - Kingsley Estate Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2000
    • 2003 - Selaks Founders Reserve HB Syrah 2002
    • 2004 - Sacred Hill Helmsman Cabernet Merlot 2002
    • 2005 - Sacred Hill Wine Thief Syrah 2004
    • 2006 - Trinity Hill "Homage" Syrah 2004
    • 2007 - Vidal Reserve Syrah 2005 
    • 2008 - Villa Maria Cellar Selection Syrah 2006
    • 2009 - Balthazar Syrah Gimblett Road 2007
    • 2010 - Church Road Syrah 2009
    • 2011 - Villa Maria Single Vineyard Keltern Chard 2010
    • 2012 - Esk Valley Reserve GG Syrah 2010
    • 2013 - Vidal Reserve Series HB Chardonnay 2012
    • 2014 - Villa Maria Keltern Chardonnay 2013
    • 2015 - Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2014
  • Reserve Champion Wine of Show

    The Reserve Champion Wine of the Show will be the wine obtaining the second highest score in a “taste off” of all the trophy winning wines where all the wines in the tasting are ranked.

    The winning Reserve Champion Wine will receive a certificate and the Reserve Champion Wine of Show Silver Cup which will be held for one year. 

    Past Winners 
    • 2001 - CJ Pask Reserve Declaration 1999
    • 2002 - Squawking Magpie Chardonnay 2001
    • 2003 - Villa Maria Single Vineyard Waikahu Chardonnay 2002
    • 2004 - Trinity Hill Winery Homage Syrah 2002
    • 2005 - Sacred Hill Barrel Fermented Chard 2004
    • 2006 - Villa Maria Twyford Gravels Merlot 2004
    • 2007 - No Award
    • 2008 - Cottage Block HB Chardonnay 2007
    • 2009 - Esk Winemakers Chardonnay 2008
    • 2010 - Esk Winemakers Res HB Chardonnay 2008
    • 2011 - Alpha Domus The Barnstormer Syrah 2010 
    • 2012 - Sacred Hill Brokenstone 2010 
    • 2013 - Vidal Legacy Series GG HB Syrah 2010
    • 2014 - Couper's Shed Syrah 2013
    • 2015 - Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke's Bay Syrah 2013
  • Champion Export Wine of Show

    Sponsored by: NZ Frost Fans

    The Best Export Wine of the Show Trophy will be awarded to a top scoring wine which is exported.

    Wineries will nominate their entries on the entry form. Minimum number exported is 100 cases. Wine must be exported prior to judging in that year. Trophy Winners also eligible. 

    Past Winners 
    • 2008 - Mills Reef Elspeth Syrah 2006
    • 2009 - Morton Estate White Label Pinot Grigio 2007
    • 2010 - Wild Rd 'Gravel Pit Red' HB Merlot Malbec 2008
    • 2011 - Matariki Quintology 2007
    • 2012 - Te Awa Cabernet Merlot 2009 
    • 2013 - Elephant Hill Syrah 2012
    • 2014 - Mills Reef Reserve HB Merlot Malbec 2013
    • 2015 - Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  • HB Cellar Door of the Year Award

    Sponsored by: Jenny Nilsson House of Travel - Hastings & Havelock North

    Recognising excellence in wine, customer service and regional knowledge at a Hawke’s Bay cellar door.

    Judging for this award will be in two parts - Mystery Shopper and Cellar Door Challenge.  Click here for the rules.
     
    Past Winners  
    • 2002 - Geoff Wilson - Clearview Estate
    • 2003 - John Thirkell - Brookfields Vineyards
    • 2004 - Sue Cranswick - Esk Valley Estate
    • 2005 - Christine Harris - Kim Crawford Wines
    • 2006 - Brandon Nash - Craggy Range Winery
    • 2007 - Gideon Lizra - Askerne Estate Winery
    • 2008 - CJ Pask Winery
    • 2009 - Salvare Estate
    • 2010 - Sileni Estates 
    • 2011 - Church Road Winery
    • 2012 - Sileni Estates  
    • 2013 - Sileni Estates 
    • 2014 - Junction Wines
    • 2015 - Sileni Estates
  • HB A&P Society Young Vintners Scholarship

    A Scholarship of $3500 GST Inclusive will be awarded to a third year student at the Eastern Institute of Technology studying viticulture or winemaking. 

    The scholarship will be paid direct to the Eastern Institute of Technology towards the winner’s third year course fees.

    The award-winning young vintner will be selected by a panel comprising of a representative from EIT, Craggy Range Winery and the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society. Additionally, Craggy Range Winery will give the winner paid holiday work for a vintage.

    Past Winners  
    • 2002 - Michael Edward Poff  
    • 2003 - Jacob Bacchus & Brendan Osman
    • 2004 - Gordon Forshaw 
    • 2005 - Summer Bell
    • 2006 - Neville McPike
    • 2007 - Jen Cho
    • 2008 - Rob Bregmen 
    • 2009 - Brad Frederickson 
    • 2010 - Jonathan Musther
    • 2011 - Sophie Harris     
    • 2012 - Haidee Johnson
    • 2013 - Ross Anderson
    • 2014 - Lochlan Bainbridge
    • 2015 - Lucas Percy
  • Doug Wisor Memorial Trophy

    Doug Wisor was a brilliant young American born winemaker at Craggy Range, who passed away in 2004 following a freak and tragic kite surfing accident.

    Doug started with Craggy Range in the middle of 2000, fresh from a vintage at Dry River and a startling career as a young man in California alongside Ted Lemon, his great mentor. He came to Craggy Range to make great Pinot Noir and he brought with him an in depth knowledge of oenology and practical winemaking. 

    Doug also shared with Steve Smith a great love of the wines of France, single vineyard expression in wine, natural where possible, and wine where texture is the most important element.

    During his time with Craggy Range Doug made some of the greatest wines this country has seen. He single-handedly created a Syrah style that has made the world notice something spectacular happening in the vineyards of New Zealand that no one had ever considered.

    He was also a great young man, personable and caring about his colleagues, staff and friends.

    Past Winners
    • 2004  Trinity Hill – Homage Syrah 2002
    • 2005  Sacred Hill – Thief Syrah 2004
    • 2006  Trinity Hill – Homage Syrah 2004
    • 2007  Vidal Wines – Reserve Syrah 2006
    • 2008  Villa Maria – Selection Syrah 2006
    • 2009  Balthazar – Syrah Gimblett Rd 2007
    • 2010  Church Road Winery – Syrah 2009
    • 2011  Alpha Domus – Barnstormer Syrah 2010
    • 2012  Esk Valley Estate – Reserve  Syrah 2010
    • 2013  Vidal – Gimblett Gravels HB Syrah 2010
    • 2014  Pernod Ricard - Couper's Shed Syrah 2013
    • 2015 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke's Bay Syrah 2013

 

2015 Results 
2014  Results    
2013  Results    
2012  Results
2011  Results
2010  Results
2009  Results
2008  Results
2007  Results
2006  Results
2005  Results
2004  Results
2003  Results
2002  Results
2001 Results

 

Entry Detail

Critical Dates

DOWNLOAD THE Entry Form AND Rules & Regulations

ENTRIES OPEN:  
1st July 2016
ENTRIES CLOSE: 9 September 2016 - No late entries, Electronic entries will be accepted at Wine Show ww.wineshow.co.nz
LABELS SENT TO ENTRANTS BY:  Posted week 12 to 16 September 2016
SAMPLE WINE DELIVERY REQUIRED BY: 3pm – 22 September 2016, Any wine received after this date will not be judged.
Delivery to Wineworks Hawke’s Bay, 5 James Rochfort Place, Flaxmere, Hastings 4175, clearly marked “WINE AWARDS”  If you are a customer of Wineworks Hawke’s Bay, labels will not be sent to you they will go direct to Wineworks. (please indicate on entry form)
JUDGING: 26 & 27 September 2016, Eastern Institute of Technology School of Wine Sensory Laboratory
INDUSTRY EXHIBITOR TASTING: 28 September 2016 – 9.30am Eastern Institute of Technology
AWARDS DINNER: 18 October 2016 - Waikoko Gardens, Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay

  • Objective of the Competition

    OBJECTIVE OF THE COMPETITION 
    • To identify, promote and celebrate excellence in wine making in the Hawke's Bay Region
    • To endorse the contribution of viticulture to the economic, cultural and social well being of Hawke’s Bay
    • To champion the role of the Hawke’s Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Society to the Hawke’s Bay community
    • To secure the continuing financial viability of the competition
    ROLE OF THE HAWKE’S BAY A&P SOCIETY
    • The Competition is owned and managed by Hawke's Bay A&P Society and is structured so that its conduct is the responsibility of the Chair of Judges.
    • Wine Awards Committee and the Chair of Judges, or either of them shall jointly and severally administer the regulations to achieve the objectives of the Competition as they shall determine.
    • Entrants to the Competition acknowledge that although Hawke’s Bay A&P Society is managing the 
    • Competition, this is not in the context of any purpose expressed and/or implied by the Wine Act 2003.
    DEFINITIONS 
    • Class or classes refers to one or more of the classes in the Schedule of Classes.
    • Designated Winemaker is the person responsible for making the Wine.
    • Entrant includes an individual winemaker, and in the case of a company includes the officers of that company and the winemaker/s employed by that company for the purposes of this Competition.
    • Entries are wines entered in the Competition by an Entrant.
  • Conditions of Entry

    1.1 ELIGIBLE WINES
    1.1.1 Open and Museum Category entries must be wholly made, processed and matured in New Zealand by grape winemakers who are fully paid up members of the Wine Institute of New Zealand Inc and made from grapes where at least 85% of the fruit used was grown in Hawke’s Bay.
    1.1.2 Student category entries must be wholly made, processed and matured in New Zealand by students currently enrolled in a grape growing or wine making programme in a New Zealand tertiary institution.  Students may enter their wine within 12months of leaving an institution, the wine must have been made while that student was enrolled.  Tutor Signature required on Entry Form.  The grapes may be sourced from anywhere in New Zealand. 
    1.1.3 All entries must comply with all applicable legislative requirements relating to the composition and labelling of wine, including the Australia New Zealand Joint Food Standards Code, the Food Act 1981, the Food (Safety) Regulations 2002, the Wine Act 2003 and the Fair Trading Act 1986.
    1.1.4 No wine may be entered more than once, whether under the same or different labels.
    1.1.5  All entries must be clearly and separately labelled under their final commercial label in accordance with 1.1.1.  Temporary typed labels may only be used for entries when commercial labels are not available at the date of entry and provided that:
    Such temporary labels otherwise comply with the requirements in 1.1.1  and   Such temporary labels accurately reflect the details on the labels under which the wine will be sold  and   Sales labels are applied to the minimum stockholding requirement for the category the wine was entered in by Monday 19th October 2015. 
    1.1.6 Complete winemaking records as recommended in the New Zealand Winegrowers Record Keeping Code of Practice must have been maintained for each entry.
    1.1.7 Hawke’s Bay A&P Society and the Chair of Judges may refuse to accept an entry to the Competition. In refusing to accept any such entry, neither of them shall be obliged to furnish reasons for such refusal.
  • Classes and Entries

    1.2 CLASSES AND NAMES
    1.2.1 A wine may only be entered in one Class or Sub-Class listed in the Schedule of Classes.
    1.2.2 There is no limit on the number of entries in any Class or Sub-Class. 
    1.2.3 Wines are eligible for entry into the varietals Classes or Sub-Classes if they comply with the legal requirement for the use of the relevant variety or blend of varieties on a wine label applying in New Zealand.
    1.2.4 Subject to 1.2.3, varietals labelled blends may only be entered in the appropriate blended Classes and, where appropriate, specify the varietals composition of the wine on the label. 
    1.2.5 Labels must strictly conform by name to the specific Class schedule in which the wine is entered and include the year of vintage where specified in the Schedule of Classes.

    1.3 ENTRIES MUST BE REPRESENTATIVE
    1.3.1 All wines comprising the entry must be taken from, and representative of, a homogeneous quantity of wine.
    1.3.2 Such wine may be produced in multiple lots or bottling provided that, as far as practically achievable in terms of good wine making practice:
    every lot and/or bottling offered for sale under the entry label in the New Zealand market is composed of identical source materials blended in identical proportions and subjected to identical wine making practices and processes   and
    every lot and/or bottling offered for sale under the entry label in the New Zealand market is consistent in terms of sensory characteristics and chemical profile, allowing for analytical tolerances and the effects of maturation. 
  • Promotion Results and Media

     1.4 PROMOTION, RESULTS AND MEDIA
    1.4.1 Entrants agree to supply Hawke’s Bay A&P Society with wines for the Wine Awards Dinner.  These will be selected from the medal and trophy winners of the 2016 Awards. 
    1.4.2 Wines selected will be supplied by entrants when requested, and will be delivered subject to instructions notified by Hawke’s Bay A&P Society.  Given the promotional advantages accruing to wines purchased for the dinner and the sponsors, wines will be supplied - $125.00 plus GST (12 x 750ml bottles).  Prices will not be subject to negotiation.
    1.4.3 All wines available for and selected for the Hawke's Bay A&P Society Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner must comply with all Regulations.

    1.5 RESULTS
    1.5.1 The Judging process will be completed at approximately 4pm on the second and final day of Judging.  A media release will be released with overall show results, highlights etc.
    1.5.2 The following day, booklets will be produced for the Exhibitors tasting. These will contain pre audit “Provisional Results”.  Medals will be shown, not points.  Following the Exhibitor tasting, wineries will be free to issue press releases referring to gold’s’ and trophy contenders.
    1.5.3 The Audit processes will be carried out over the following few days and all medal and Trophy results confirmed.  Any issues arising from the audit will be dealt with and results confirmed.  A fully audited and reviewed results booklet will be printed for the dinner and distributed.  A press release will be distributed that night announcing Trophies.

    1.6 PUBLICITY
    1.6.1 Any advertising, promotion or publicity relating or referring to awards, trophies, designations or scores achieved in this Competition must not be false, misleading or deceptive.
    1.6.2 References in any advertising, promotions or publicity to awards, trophies, designations or scores achieved in this Competition (including the use of medal stickers) may only be made in respect of wine represented by the entry bearing the label details under which the wine was entered.
    1.6.3 In any advertising, promotion or publicity, an entrant may refer only to awards, trophies, designations or scores achieved by the entrant's wines and not (whether expressly or by implication) to the wines or Competition performance of any other entrant or entrants.
    1.6.4 Any use of awards or trophies in advertising, promotional or publicity material must be accompanied by a statement of the actual awards and/or trophies won and the year or years in which they were won, and any awards or trophies illustrated must relate to the awards and/or trophies so described.
    1.6.5 Only officially approved Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards promotional material may be affixed or attached to a bottle (e.g. label, sticker, neck-tag) to refer to an award, medal, trophy, designation or score granted in this Competition. 
    1.6.6 The name Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards must be used in any media, publicity, and signage when associated with results from the awards.
  • Audit, Penalties and Disputes

    1.7 AUDIT PROCEDURE
    1.7.1 All wines entered in the Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards may be subject to verification of compliance with the Regulations of the Competition by persons nominated by Hawke’s Bay A&P Society. Refusal to permit such verification will result in immediate expulsion of the Entrant from the competition.
    1.7.2 The entrant agrees that Hawke’s Bay A & P Society and/or their nominees may inspect stocks and uplift samples of wines bearing the same name details as the entry held at the premises of the entrant and inspect records of wines bearing the same name details as the entry, and agrees to facilitate such an inspection at a mutually convenient time within five days of the date of such request.
    1.7.3 The entrant grants to Hawke’s Bay A&P Society the right to inspect records relating to wines with the same name details as the entry held by the Wine Export Certification Service, with the permission of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority.
    1.7.4 Wines available for retail sale may be purchased in the course of the audit.
    1.7.5 Wines that are the subject of an audit may undergo sensory evaluation and/or chemical analysis as is appropriate as directed by either Hawke’s Bay A&P Society or the Chair of Judges or both of them.
    1.7.6 Any wines found to be in breach of the Regulations of the Competition will be subject to the penalties set out in these Regulations.
    1.7.7 Any costs incurred in the audit, investigation and/or analysis of any entry, or in respect of any actions undertaken by or on behalf of Hawke’s Bay A & P Society  in relation to verification of compliance with these Regulations, are payable by the entrant.

    1.8 PENALTIES
    1.8.1 Any entry or entrant found to be in breach of these Regulations, or any entrant, who is found to have engaged in actions that may bring the industry into disrepute or compromise the integrity of the Competition, may be disqualified and any trophies or awards forfeited.
    1.8.2 Any breach of these Regulations may be considered by Hawke’s Bay A&P Society either of its own motion or upon receipt of a complaint.
    1.8.3 In considering the imposition of such penalties, Hawke’s Bay A&P Society shall act through its Executive or Wine Committee which may delegate the adjudication of the matter to a sub-committee.
    1.8.4 In addition to the provisions of these Regulations as they relate to refusal of an entry, disqualification and forfeiture, Hawke’s Bay A&P Society may:
    disqualify the entrant from participation in future Competitions conducted by Hawke’s Bay A & P Society at its discretion for such period and/or upon such conditions as it may determine
    and/or
    impose such conditions in respect of disqualifications and/or future entry to future Competitions as it may in its discretion determine.

    1.9 DISPUTES
    1.9.1 The Competition will be organised and supervised by or on behalf of Hawke’s Bay A&P Society.
    1.9.2 The decision of Hawke’s Bay A&P Society and/or the Chair of Judges in the matter of any dispute or doubt arising from the interpretation of these Competition regulations or in the conduct of the Competition or in the checking and testing of quantities and/or analyses is final.
    1.9.3 In the event of a complaint being received regarding the availability of Competition entries, proof of sale may be requested at the discretion of Hawke’s Bay A&P Society or Chair of Judges.
  • Entry Procedure, Fees and Judging

    2.1 CATEGORIES AND MINIMUM STOCK HOLDING REQUIREMENTS 
    2.1.1 There will be three Categories.  Minimum stock holding requirements apply to each entry at time of Judging.
    • Open   all Classes:  450 litres or 50 cases
    • Sweet Wine  Class 12: 200 litres 
    • Museum  all Classes:  no volume requirements; wine min age 4 years
    • Student  all Classes:  no volume requirements
    NB – To be eligible for the Champion Commercial Red / White Trophy the minimum stock holding requirement noted above will be 6750 litres or 750 cases as at 1st October 2016, with 500 Cases at time of Audit.
    2.1.2 The following conditions apply to all entries in the Open Categories 
    Entries are restricted to commercially bottled wines. Tank or Barrel samples are not permitted.
    Entrants shall permit an auditor nominated by Hawke’s Bay A&P Society to verify stockholdings, in accordance with Regulation 1.7 of these Regulations.
    Not less than the minimum stock holding requirement for each entry must be available for inspection by the auditor from Wednesday 1st October 2016
    Not less than the minimum stockholding requirement for each entry must be available for sale under the commercial label in New Zealand from Monday 17th October 2016

    3.1 FEES AND BOTTLES REQUIRED
    • OPEN CATEGORY
      Entry Fee for each entry $55.00 plus GST Equivalent to six (6) 750ml bottles shall be provided for each entry.  If supplied in 375ml bottles, then eight (8) 375ml bottles shall be provided for each entry.
    • MUSEUM CATEGORY
      Entry Fee for each entry $55.00 plus GST  Equivalent to two (2) 750ml bottles shall be provided for each entry. If supplied in 375ml bottles, then four (4) 375ml bottles shall be provided for each entry.
    • STUDENT CATEGORY
      No Entry Fee
      Equivalent to two (2) 750ml bottles shall be provided for each entry. If supplied in 375ml bottles, then three (3) 375ml bottles shall be provided for each entry.
    JUDGING AND TROPHIES 
    4.1 JUDGING
    4.1.1 All entries will be judged on a 20 point scale.
    4.1.2 The points of each panel of three judges shall be totalled and awards made in respect of all wines in all categories attaining the following points:
    • Gold Medal  : Between 55.5 points and 60 points.
    • Silver Award  : Between 51.0 and 55.4 points.
    • Bronze Award  : Between 48.0 and 50.9 points.
      4.1.3 Results will be published in the Catalogue of Results in the applicable category of each class or sub-class and may be used for publicity by entrants.
    4.1.4 There is no obligation on Hawke’s Bay A&P Society or the Chair of Judges to release scores to entrants.

    4.2 TROPHIES
    4.2.1 Trophies will be awarded to the Champion Wine in each class, selected from the gold medals in that class.  A Merit Award (Best in Class) will be given in any class that has no gold medals.



  • Classes

    Please Note:  The Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards will require Award winning wines to be available for purchase following Judging.  These wines will be used at the Awards Dinner and for promotional purposes. Refer rule 5.4. 

    Class 1  MERLOT
    Must consist of 85% Merlot Grapes
    Class 2 RED BLENDS – CABERNET SAUVIGNON DOMINANT
    Must have Cabernet Sauvignon as the dominant variety in the blend
    Class 3 RED BLENDS – MERLOT DOMINANT
    Must have Merlot as the dominant variety in the blend
    Class 4 SYRAH 
    Class 5 PINOT NOIR 
    Class 6 OTHER PREMIUM RED VARIETALS &  BLENDS 
    Any other red blend that doesn’t have Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot as the principal variety or other red varieties such as, Tempranillo, Pinotage or Gamay.
    Class 7 CHARDONNAY 
    Residual sugar not to exceed 5g/L
    Class 8 SAUVIGNON BLANC AND/OR SEMILLON 
    Residual sugar not to exceed 7.5g/L
    Class 9 PINOT GRIS 
    (9a) Dry – (residual sugar not to exceed 7.5g/L)
    (9b) Dry to Medium – (residual sugar between 7.5g/L & 30g/L)
    Any wine with a residual sugar level greater than 30g/L to be entered in Class 12 Sweet Wines.
    Entrants are requested to state which sub class their entrants fall into.
    Class 10 VIOGNIER
    Residual sugar not to exceed 7.5g/L
    Class 11 PREMIUM WHITE VARIETALS 
    (11a) Dry – (residual sugar not to exceed 7.5g/L)
    (11b) Dry to Medium – (residual sugar between 7.5g/L & 30g/L)
    Class 12 SWEET WINES 
    Sweet – (Residual sugar in excess of 30g/L)
    Class 13 ROSÉ 
    Class 14 MUSEUM CLASS 
    Wines must be 4 years or older to enter this class.  
    Class 15  SPARKLING WINE 
    (15a) Bottle Fermented Style
    (15b) Other Sparkling Wines

    Please specify production method and approximate sugar levels on entry form.
     
    Entry Labels will be prepared from information supplied by the Exhibitor on their entry form and posted to the address supplied for placing on bottles.  Please ensure that entry labels supplied are NOT stuck over any existing labels on the bottle.      All entries become the property of Hawke’s Bay A&P Society.

  • Major Awards

    CHAMPION WINE OF THE SHOW
    The Champion Wine of the Show will be the wine obtaining the top score in a “taste off” of all the trophy winning wines, where all the wines in the tasting are ranked.  The Trophy will be awarded to the Winery which produced the winning wine.  
    The winning winery will be presented with a David Trubridge Original Design Trophy to keep, a 
    certificate and the Historic Hawke’s Bay A&P Wine Awards Champion Wine of the Show Trophy which will be held for one year.

    RESERVE CHAMPION WINE OF THE SHOW
    The Reserve Champion Wine of the Show will be the wine obtaining the second highest score in a “taste off” of all the trophy winning wines, where all the wines in the tasting are ranked.
    The winning Reserve Champion Wine will receive a Certificate and the Historic Hawke’s Bay A&P Wine Awards Reserve Champion Wine of the Show Trophy which will be held for one year.

    JENNY NILSSON HOUSE OF TRAVEL HASTINGS & HAVELOCK NORTH – HAWKE’S BAY CELLAR DOOR OF THE YEAR
    Recognising excellence in Wine, Customer Service and Regional Knowledge at a Hawke’s Bay Winery Cellar door.  Entry is free of charge however it is a condition of entry that your Cellar Door is open to the general public during the months of August and September.
    The winning Winery will receive a prize package comprising:
    The accolade of Hawke’s Bay Cellar Door of the Year 2016.
    A mixed case of award winning wines from the Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards 2016. 
    The winner will be announced on Tuesday 18 October 2016 at the Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards function being held in Waikoko Gardens, Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay.

    EIT – BEST STUDENT WINE
    Top Scoring Student Wine entered in any class

    NZ FROST FANS - CHAMPION EXPORT WINE OF THE SHOW
    The Champion Export Wine of the Show trophy will be awarded to a top scoring Gold Medal wine which is exported.
    Wineries will nominate their entries on the entry form.  Min No Exported must be 100 cases.  Wine must be exported prior to Judging on the 26 & 27 September 2016.  Trophy Winners are also eligible.

    VINTECH PACIFIC WINE TECHNOLOGIES - CHAMPION COMMERCIAL WHITE WINE
    The winner will be the Gold medal wine with the top score in following classes.
    Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and / or Semillon, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Premium White Varietals, Sparkling Wine.   
    To be eligible for this trophy, wineries must have not less than 6750 litres or 750 cases at time of Judging, with 500 Cases at time of Audit.

    O-I NEW ZEALAND - CHAMPION COMMERCIAL RED WINE
    The winner will be the Gold medal wine with the top score in following classes.
    Merlot, Red Blends Cabernet Sauvignon Dominant, Red Blends Merlot Dominant, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Other Premium Red Varietals and Blends, Rosé.    
    To be eligible for this trophy, wineries must have not less than 6750 litres or 750 cases at time of Judging, with 500 Cases at time of Audit.

    HAWKE’S BAY A & P SOCIETY YOUNG VINTNERS SCHOLARSHIP
    A Scholarship of $3500 GST Inclusive will be awarded to a third year student at the Eastern Institute of Technology studying viticulture or winemaking.  The scholarship will be paid direct to the Eastern Institute of Technology towards the winner’s 3rd year course fees.  The award-winning young vintner will be selected by a panel comprising of a representative from EIT, Craggy Range Winery and the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society.  
    Additionally, Craggy Range Winery will give the winner paid holiday work for the 2017 vintage.
  • Exhibitor Tasting

    The Exhibitor Tasting will start promptly at 9.30am on Wednesday 28 September 2016 with the
    Chairman of Judges comments followed by the Exhibitors being able to taste the judged wines.

    A PASS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.  EACH EXHIBITOR WILL BE ENTITLED TO TWO PASSES. NO ADDITIONAL PASSES WILL BE ISSUED OR SOLD. ENTRY WILL BE REFUSED WITHOUT A PASS.

 

Welcome to the 2016 Hawke's Bay Cellar Door of the Year

Whilst continuing to recognise service and excellence at your Cellar Door, the Hawke’s Bay Cellar Door of the Year Award will reflect the overall performance of the Winery rather than an individual.

Judging Criteria

  • Mystery Shopper

Initial evaluation will remain by Mystery Shopper visit assessing your total Cellar Door experience comprising service, information, merchandise and developing customer loyalty.

The programme of visits will take place throughout September. The specific timing and number of Mystery Shopper visits will not be disclosed. It is a condition of entry that your Cellar Door is open to the general public during the month of September.

  • Cellar Door Challenge

The six top rated wineries from the Mystery Shopper visits will participate in the Cellar Door Challenge in front of a public audience at The Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market, on Sunday 9 October 2016.   The inclusion of the Cellar Door Challenge serves to bring a greater public awareness of the award and will also provide valuable brand exposure for the finalists. Once the finalists are known, there will be an opportunity for the finalists to promote their participation in the event through their own databases, as well as through media coverage of the event.

Finalists will be required to undertake three challenges:

  • Challenge 1 – Blind Faith – contestants taste blind six wines and have to identify as many of the wines as possible.
  • Challenge 2 – 20 Questions - contestants required to answer quick fire questions relating to Hawke’s Bay, Wine and Tourism.
  • Challenge 3 – Outdoor Cellar Door– finalists required to set up and run, for a specified time period, their own ‘mini cellar door’, offering a wine tasting experience (no sales) to the public.
  • Points will be awarded for challenges 1 and 2, with a public vote determining the outcome of challenge 3. Combined with the Mystery Shopper ratings, the top three wineries will be determined and announced at the end of the Challenges.

The winning Winery will receive the accolade of the Hawke’s Bay Cellar Door of the Year 2016, and a mixed case of award winning wines from the 2016 Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards. 

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 18 October 2016 at the Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards Gala Dinner being held in Waikoko Gardens, Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay.

Click here to download the entry criteria and application form.

Sponsored by Jenny Nilsson House of Travel 

 

Sponsors

More than just sponsors, these companies have chosen to support the Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards because they believe they have a role to play in its continued success.  Take time to explore what our sponsors have to offer.
 
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us.

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR




CATEGORY SPONSORS

merlot
   
red blends
cabernet sauvignon
dominant
                          
   
red blends
merlot dominant
   
syrah
   
pinot noir
   
chardonnay
   
pinot gris
   
other premium red
varietals and blends
   
sauvignon blanc & or
semillon
   
viognier
TBC
   
premium white
varietals
   
rose
   
sparkling
   
sweet wine
   
museum
   
export wine
   
champion commercial
white wine
   
champion commercial
red wine
   

PARTNER SPONSORS

judging facility
   
Supporter
   
glass supplier
   
cellar door
   
media

   
hire equipment
   
scholarship
   
judges
   
Water - Judging /
Awards Dinner 
 

 

Contact Details

organisers

Hawke’s Bay A&P Society
Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds
Kenilworth Road
HASTINGS
06 878 3123

CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE
Max Morton 

COMPETITION DIRECTOR
Tim Creagh
Eastern Institute of Technology 

ASSISTANT COMPETITION DIRECTOR
Nick Sage 

CHAIRMAN OF JUDGES
Warren Gibson (Trinity Hill Winery) 

WINE ADVISORY PANEL
Nick Sage, EIT Wine School
Gavin Yortt, Squawking Magpie Wines
Rod Easthope, Easthope Wines

key contacts

Event Manager
Hillary Riches   
06 878 3123              

General Manager 
Brent Linn   
06 878 3123                   

Awards Dinner Event Manager
Bridget Hyslop  
06 874 2834              

 

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key dates

Entries Open
1 July 2016

Awards Dinner
18 October 2016