The Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition

Congratulations to McArthur Ridge Wines for winning the 2023 Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition with their 2021 McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Pinot Noir!

Two panels of judges consisting of Jim Harré (Chairman of Judges), Sam Kim, Simon Nunns, Olly Masters, Petter Evans, Paul Harré & Kelley Hamilton judged the 2023 Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition on the 26th & 27th of August at The George Hotel in Christchurch.

After much discussion and a retaste of all the Gold Medal wines the judges decided that McArthur Ridge Southern Tor 2021 Pinot Noir was the Champion Wine for 2023!

Click here to see all our medal winning wines!

Thank you to everyone who entered & participated in the 2023 Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition, we can't wait for you to join us in 2024!

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