Easter was celebrated a little earlier than expected at New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate, after picking up two gold awards and one silver at the prestigious Royal Easter Show.
The Easter Show Wine Awards 2016 saw Gold awarded to Mission Estate Reserve Syrah 2014 and Mission Jewelstone Syrah 2014, whilst Silver went to Mission Estate Rose 2015.
Peter Holley, CEO of Mission Estate, says: “As the oldest winery in New Zealand, we’re incredibly proud of our rich heritage and winemaking skills, as lots of time, effort and passion goes into producing each bottle.”
“It’s extremely rewarding when our wines receive awards such as this, as it means others appreciate their quality, just as much as us. Those wanting to try our award-winning wines should make the most of the this time of year – as a glass of our rich-bodied Syrah goes perfectly with a chocolate easter egg!”