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Trophies galore for Marlborough's wines

The first Marlborough Wine Show celebrated the region's wines and announced trophy winners at a special dinner held at Marlborough Vintners Hotel on Saturday night. From the recent judging of 424 entries, 47 wines were judged to be 'excellent' leading to a total of 17 trophies presented during the evening.

Supreme winner was Invivo Sauvignon Blanc 2011, winning Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2011 as well as the trophy for Champion Wine of the Show. Unable to attend the dinner, Invivo's Auckland-based business partners asked their grape grower to represent them and collect the certificate of excellence. On hearing they'd won the two trophies, grower Mike Hood said, "It was the most exciting 20 minutes of my life!"

Here is the complete list of trophies:

Champion Sparkling wine sponsored by Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Hunter's MiruMiru

Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2011 sponsored by WineWorks Ltd

Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2010 sponsored by WineWorks Ltd

Selaks Winemaker's Favourite Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2009 and older sponsored by WineWorks Ltd

Morton Estate Black Label Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Champion Sauvignon Blanc Emerging Style sponsored by WineWorks Ltd

Kairos Wild Barrique Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Champion Chardonnay 2010 sponsored by Ormond Nurseries

Wither Hills Chardonnay 2010

Champion Chardonnay 2008 and older sponsored by Ormond Nurseries

Lawson's Dry Hills Chardonnay 2008

Champion Pinot Gris sponsored by Macvine International Ltd

Ara Single Estate Pinot Gris 2011

Champion Riesling 2011 or 2010 sponsored by Wine Competition Ltd

Tohu Marlborough Riesling 2011

Champion Riesling 2009 or older sponsored by Wine Competition Ltd

John Forrest Collection Riesling 2006

Champion Gewurztraminer sponsored by Regal Marlborough Salmon

Johanneshof Cellars Gewurztraminer 2010

Champion Sweet Wine sponsored by winejobsonline.com

John Forrest Collection Noble Riesling 2006

Champion Pinot Noir 2010 sponsored by Bayleys Marlborough

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Doctor's Creek Pinot Noir 2010

Champion Pinot Noir 2009 sponsored by Bayleys Marlborough

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir 2009

Champion Pinot Noir 2008 and older sponsored by Bayleys Marlborough

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Pinot Noir 2008

Champion Other Red Wine sponsored by Wine Competition Ltd

Stoneleigh Merlot 2010

Champion Wine of the Show sponsored by O-I New Zealand

Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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