When entering five wines in this popular show Johanneshof’s owners Warwick and Edel didn’t dream of the success that awaited them. While four Johanneshof wines and sparkling wine received medals in the Spiegelau International Wine Competition in July 2013, two achieved the top award in their category. Both Johanneshof Cellars Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012 and the Johanneshof Cellars Gewurztraminer 2012 took out the Trophy for “Champion Wine” in their respective classes. At the award night Co-owner and winemaker Edel Everling was absolutely stunned when receiving those two category Trophies, only to be exceeded when Johanneshof was honoured with a third Trophy, jointly awarded for “Champion Winery of the Show”.
This was the climax of a year that presented Johanneshof Cellars with numerous medals and six Trophies – an outstanding result for this artisan winery.