Johanneshof Cellars a boutique wine producer won three trophies at the Spiegelau International Wine Competition awards dinner in Auckland on Friday night.
Johanneshof Cellars, based near Koromiko south of Picton, entered only five wines in the show and was awarded trophies for champion gewurztraminer and champion pinot gris.
To read more see the full story here in the Marlborough Express
Johanneshof Cellars – A Little Piece of Germany in Marlborough
For those who have travelled the wine trail in Germany, Johanneshof Cellars will be a welcome reminder of their experiences. Located at Koromiko, approximately two-thirds of the way from Blenheim to Picton, Johanneshof is a little piece of Germany in Marlborough. It should come as no surprise that Edel Everling and Warwick Foley who established the business, have German winemaking backgrounds. Edel is a fifth generation winemaker who hails from Rudesheim, in the heart of the famous Rheingau vignoble. Warwick, a Kiwi, first worked at the Te Kauwhata viticultural research station before heading overseas, and both studied at viticulture and winemaking at Geisenheim university, before eventually coming to New Zealand to set up their own vineyard and winery in 1991.
The Johanneshof Cellars Marlborough Noble Late Harvest Riesling 2008 achieved 5 stars in the prestigious Australian WINESTATE Magazine in 2011 as did the Johanneshof Cellars Gewurztraminer 2010.
At the end of each year WINESTATE awards the outstanding wines in their
“Wine of the year Awards”
Chosen from 10000 entries in 2011 the
“Johanneshof Cellars Noble Late Harvest Riesling 2008″
has just been awarded
“BEST NEW ZEALAND DESSERT WINE”
This adds to the list of achievements
Gold – Marlborough Wine Awards 2011
Blue Gold – Sydney Top 100 IWSC 2012 (Nov 2011)
5 * Stars & Best NZ Dessert Wine, Winestate Australia
5 * Stars TIZwine, New Zealand
5 * Stars Michael Cooper, New Zealand
Johanneshof Cellars Gewurztraminer
has been elevated from a “Classic NZ Wine” to a
“Super Classic New Zealand Wine”
by prominent wine writer Michael Cooper in his ‘Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide to NZ Wine 2012’ highlighting consistency of excellence over at least five vintages.
Johanneshof Cellars 2009 Gewurztraminer has received its second Trophy and currently holds four Gold Medals from all four main NZ wine shows, plus a Silver Medal from the 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards.