Marlborough wines sweep world awards
Eight of the nine New Zealand wines awarded regional trophies in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 announced in London on Monday night were from Marlborough.
This year, the Decanter World Wine Awards received a record-breaking 14,362 wine entries, from 52 countries.
The 32 International Trophies will be announced at a gala dinner at the Royal Opera House in London in September.
There were nine New Zealand wines listed on the Decanter World Wine Awards website as having won regional trophies.
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc under £15 Trophy: Lawson's Dry Hills Mount Vernon Sauvignon Blanc 2012, from Marlborough;
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc over £15 Trophy: Villa Maria Taylors Pass Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012, from Marlborough;
New Zealand Rosé under £15 Trophy: Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Rose 2012, from Marlborough;
New Zealand Riesling under £15 Trophy: Little Beauty Dry Riesling 2010, from Marlborough;
New Zealand Chardonnay over £15 Trophy: Matua Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2011, from Marlborough;
New Zealand Pinot Noir over £15 Trophy: Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2010, from Marlborough;
New Zealand Single-Varietal Red under £15 Trophy: Crossroads Winemaker Collection Cabernet Franc 2010, from the Gimblett Gravels area of Hawke's Bay;
New Zealand Sweet under £15 Trophy: Brancott Estate Letter Series B* Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2011, from Brancott Valley in Marlborough; and
New Zealand Sweet over £15 Trophy: Riverby Estate Noble Riesling 2011, from Marlborough.
The Marlborough Express