It’s been a bumper month for our Invivo and Graham Norton wines – we’ve won a whole host of awards and accolades in global competitions and local reviews.

We were awarded FOUR golds at The China Wine and Spirit Competition – the largest wine comp in China:
Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc 2018: DOUBLE GOLD medal
Graham Norton’s Own Prosecco DOC: DOUBLE GOLD
Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018: GOLD
Invivo Pinot Gris 2018: GOLD

Also in the last month, Graham Norton’s Own Prosecco NV DOC has won:
GOLD at the Melbourne International Wine Competition 2018
We’re over the moon with these results for our newest release, which come on top of other accolades earlier in the year:
Silver at The Global Sparkling Masters 2018 and Bronze at International Wine Challenge 2018

Sam Kim’s Wine Orbit has also awarded the Prosecco 91 points and 4.5 stars, saying: “Ripe, fresh and fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows juicy stone fruit, mandarin, lemon peel and floral characters. The palate is equally charming with vibrant fruit flavours and smooth mouthfeel, wonderfully complemented by refreshing acidity.”

But that’s not all. In the September issue of the Listener Magazine, Michael Cooper has awarded Graham Norton’s Own Shiraz 2015 4.5 stars and says “Offering top value, this “full on” Aussie red was blended by “chief winemaker Graham Norton” and produced by New Zealand winery Invivo. Dark, robust, rich and flowing (14.5% alc/vol), with vibrant plum, spice and liquorice flavours, it’s delicious now.”
We’ll drink to that review!

As well as the China award, the Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 has just been given 93 Points & 5 stars Wine Orbit: “It is intensely aromatic on the nose showing passionfruit, feijoa, lime zest and sweet basil aromas, followed by a juicy palate that is lively and pristine. The wine is up front and immediately appealing with loads of tasty flavours, brilliantly supported by vibrant acidity and fine texture. A real crowd-pleaser. At its best: now to 2021.”

It’s also been given 4 stars by Raymond Chan

Other reviews just released are for:

Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc 2018 which also has 93 points & 5 stars from Wine Orbit, with the review: “Punchy, lively and fabulously expressed, the wine shows passionfruit, green rockmelon, kaffir lime and jasmine characters on the nose, leading to an intensely flavoured palate that is vibrant and juicy. It is instantly appealing with classic varietal notes, backed by refreshing acidity, finishing long and delicious. At its best: now to 2021.”
And 4 stars from Raymond Chan.

Graham Norton’s Own ‘Pink by DesiGN Rose’ 2018 was given 93 points and 5 stars by Wine Orbit: “It is beautifully ripe, lifted and appealing on the nose showing passionfruit, feijoa, raspberry and apple blossom aromas, followed by a juicy palate that is delicate yet flavoursome. The wine offers youthful fruit intensity backed by fine texture and lively acidity, leading to a lingering vibrant finish. At its best: now to 2020.”

Wine Orbit has given the Invivo Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018 91 points & 4.5 stars: “Delightfully fruited and elegantly fragrant, the bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, lemon peel, poached pear and subtle spicy notes, leading to a succulent palate that is plump and rounded. It is brightly fruited and juicy, leading to a lengthy refreshing finish. At its best: now to 2020.”

Our prestige wine, Invivo Michelle’s Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 was awarded 95 points and 5 stars by Wine Orbit. “A gloriously styled pinot; the impressive bouquet shows dark plum, spiced cherry, vanilla, cedar and warm spice aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is plump and fleshy. The wine offers terrific fruit intensity and purity, wonderfully enhanced by stylish oak infusion and velvety mouthfeel. Gracefully opulent. At its best: now to 2024.”
It was also awarded 4 stars by Raymond Chan