Matua crowned Winemaker of the Show and Champion Wine of the Show

Matua crowned Winemaker of the Show and Champion Wine of the Show

Chief Winemaker Nikolai St George added some impressive bling to the Matua awards cabinet on Saturday night at the 2015 New Zealand Royal Easter Show Wine Awards, triumphing over all to take home the Royal Easter Show Trophy for Champion Wine of the Show in addition to the Pullman Hotels Trophy for Champion Syrah for the 2013 Matua Single Vineyard Matheson Syrah. With an additional two gold medals, 10 silver and two bronze, St George then took to the stage again to claim the Royal Agricultural Society Gold Medal for Wine Maker of the Year, which he also won in 2013.

This is the second time in six months that both the 2013 Matua Single Vineyard Matheson Syrah has been New Zealand’s star Syrah and that St George has won the ultimate winemaker title at a major show. In September the Syrah was awarded two trophies - Champion NZ Syrah and Champion Shiraz/Syrah - at New Zealand’s largest wine competition, the New Zealand International Wine Show, and St George was crowned Nissan NZ Champion Winemaker of the Show.