Royal Easter Show Award

Tirohana Estate is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a Silver Medal for it’s 2005 Pinot Noir 7-month barreled variety.
Saranne James, Operations Manager said, “We are very encouranged by this prestigious result given that there were over 1300 vineyards entered and only 79 awards given.” She added, “I also think that this is very encouraging for the Martinborough region, which really is producing excellent wines across all varieties.” Toby James, Sales and Marketing Manager of Tirohana Estate said, “We have always believed that Martinborough has the potential to produce excellent Pinot Noir, which can compete globally as well as nationally…and special recognition should be given to our consultant winemaker Gary Voss, who is a talented and unique winemaker.”
Toby and Saranne also mentioned that it was a little cheeky in some ways to submit Tirohana Estate’s 2005 Pinot vintage because it was so new and had only been barreled for 7-months. “But the reaction from our clients as well as those within the industry was so positive to the vintage that we decided to enter the wine anyway” Saranne James said. All the team at Tirohana Estate are thrilled with the result, believing it augers well for the 11-month Special Reserve Pinot Noir and the single blend 18-month Master Classic Reserve Pinot Noir, which are currently being barreled and will not be released until later in the year. The vintage will be submitted for the 2007 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards “and if this is any indication then Tirohana Estate could be in with a very strong chance to perhaps even win a Gold Medal” Toby James said. The Royal Easter Show Wine Awards has evolved into a highly respected institution in New Zealand. The event is held every year in Auckland and 2006 represents the 53rd show.
The chairman of the competition is Bob Campbell MW and the deputy is respected Australian judge and author James Halliday.