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2019 Huchet Syrah Triumphs at The International Wine Challenge and International Wine & Spirits Competition

Mission Estate Winery, considered the birthplace of New Zealand wine, is proud to announce the extraordinary success of its 2019 Huchet Syrah. This exceptional wine was awarded two Gold Medals in the prestigious International Wine Challenge and International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWC & IWSC), reaffirming Mission Estate’s commitment to crafting world-class wines that exceed expectation. In addition, the 2019 Huchet Syrah became one of two New Zealand wines to secure a Masters Medal in the esteemed Global Wine Masters 2022 competition late last year.

Renowned for their rigorous judging process and high standards, IWC & IWSC attracts the best wines from around the world. In this fiercely competitive environment, the 2019 Huchet Syrah demonstrated its outstanding quality and craftsmanship, receiving a coveted Gold Medal.

“The accolades received by our 2019 Huchet Syrah at the Global Wine Masters 2022 and in the International Wine Challenge, International Wine & Spirits Competition are a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality winemaking,” said Winemaker, Paul Mooney. “We are immensely proud of this achievement, which showcases the dedication and expertise of our winemaking team. These awards reinforce Mission Estate Winery’s position as a leader in New Zealand’s wine industry, producing fine wine since 1851.”

The 2019 Huchet Syrah boasts a distinctive character, exhibiting a deep garnet hue with aromas of blackberries, violets, and cracked black pepper. On the palate, it showcases a harmonious blend of ripe dark fruit, integrated oak, and finely structured tannins. This Syrah exemplifies the unique terroir of the Hawke’s Bay region, where Mission Estate Winery has been producing exceptional wines for over 170 years.

Mission Estate Winery has a long-standing history of excellence and is internationally recognised for its commitment to producing premium wines that capture the essence of New Zealand’s diverse terroir.   A pretty grand achievement worth raising a glass to!