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INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2020

2017 TWO TERRACE PINOT NOIR – GOLD AWARD

TASTING NOTES

‘There’s a hint of coffee on the nose which shows lots of cherry fruit. The palate is elegant with fine tannins.’

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INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2020

2015 RAM PADDOCK RED – SILVER AWARD

TASTING NOTES

‘This is a supple, digestible red with sweet black cherries and fine herbs on the palate. Leafy and expressive.’

2018 PINOT NOIR – SILVER AWARD

TASTING NOTES

‘Expressive with lots of fine cherry and plumb fruit flavours, with rounded and textural tones.’

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INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2020

2018 CABERNET FRANC – BRONZE AWARD

TASTING NOTES

‘Summer pudding in a glass, crunchy redcurrant fruit on the palate – hint of spice to finish.’

 

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INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2020

TASTING NOTES

“Toasty oak and ripe golden apple on the nose with struck match, flint and smokiness. The palate is crisp and broad with good acidity.”

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2020 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS

We only entered three wines into the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards, so we only won three medals.

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WILLIE TREW – HEAD WINEMAKER

Waipara West is pleased to announce the appointment of Willie Trew as Head Winemaker. After graduating from Lincoln University with a degree in Viticulture & Oenology, Willie worked at Greystone Wine in North Canterbury, interspersed with various overseas work experiences and then for the last 5 years at Man O’War on Waiheke Island.

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2020 VINTAGE REPORT

The 2020 vintage will be remembered at Waipara West as the one that nearly did not happen. We picked for a week under a cloud of uncertainty as Covid-19 swept through the country, one thing was clear, compromising wine quality to get the crop picked in a hurry was not an option. Read the full report below.

2020 VINTAGE REPORT

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