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Okahu mines Gold and Silver in San Francisco

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Its great news from Okahu Estate.
Their 2014 Estate grown Syrah has won a gold medal at the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition.
Hard on its heels Okahu 2014 Estate grown Chambourcin has won a Silver medal!

This great success reinforces Okahu’s reputation for growing great Rhone style reds, on their unique North/West facing slopes in the Far North of New Zealand.
“In recent years we have shifted our emphasis to producing unique wines at Okahu. Syrah and Chambourcin reds. Viognier and Flora whites. These varietals love our warm climate and our maritime influences” says Monty Knight."This emphasis on growing smaller crops and applying attention to quality is producing great results”.

Largest in the USA
The 2016 San Francisco International Wine competition is the largest in the USA. They received 4600 entries from around the World, judged in mid June the competition Judges are established wine industry experts. One of the most reliable indications of wine excellence, a San Francisco International Wine Competition medal has become a recognized symbol of high quality and an influential seal of approval for wine consumers.

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Monty Knight toast the success of Okahu Estate’s Syrah and Chambourcin at the 2016 San Francisco International Wine competition.

image GOLD MEDAL- Wines awarded Gold medal are exceptional. Near the pinnacle of achievement in their class, these wines set the standard for all others of their type.

imageSILVER MEDAL- Wines awarded a Silver medal are outstanding. Showing refinement, finesse and complexity, these wines are among the best examples in their class.


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