Over the last week we’ve been awarded some prestigious accolades which Rob and his winemaking team are very stoked about!  Winning trophies at the New Zealand International Wine Show, UK People’s Choice Awards and the Graham Norton Shiraz named the best value Shiraz in New Zealand.

On Saturday, we attended the NZ International Wine Show Awards (the largest wine competition in NZ with over 2000 entries). Invivo was awarded the Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir, winning with our limited edition special Invivo Central Otago Michelle’s Pinot Noir 2016.

The People Have Spoken!

Last Friday, we were very pleased to be awarded 2 trophies and a highly commended at the UK People’s Choice Wine Awards

• Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was voted trophy best wine for a ‘Girl’s night in’

• Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was voted trophy best ‘White wine for light meals’

• Graham Norton’s Own Shiraz 2015 was highly commended for ‘Red wine for hearty meals’

In the latest Wine NZ Magazine, Graham Norton’s Own Shiraz 2015 was awarded Top Value Shiraz in New Zealand

Tasting notes from the leading judges:

Simon Nash MW: “Good, very dense colour. Solid berry, jammy. Aussie? Ripe, juicy mid-palate. Dry, not complex, solid, chunky.”

Ant Mackenzie: “Blackberry/spice. Sweet, syrupy, dense, pure. Dusty.”

Barry Riwai: “Lifted, hot climate fruit, leather and strong oak. Good dusty tannin, real depth to flavour, dark roasted flavours. Brooding. Full blackberry.”