Giesen Wines win again

Giesen Wines has won the Champion Chardonnay at the New Zealand Organic Wine Awards (NZOWA) for the second year in a row. Giesen won a total of four accolades at the 2019 NZOWA; the Giesen Single Vineyard The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay 2015 being named Champion Chardonnay and receiving a Gold Medal; the Giesen Single Vineyard Clayvin Pinot Noir 2015 collecting a Gold Medal, and the Giesen Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2018 winning a Bronze Medal.
Nikolai St George, Giesen Wines chief winemaker, said back-to-back Champion Chardonnay wins are a testament to the quality of the Clayvin organic vineyard. “To win this significant award two years in a row from a single vineyard is incredible. Clayvin is a very special site; the combination of clay soils, multiple north-facing aspects, vines close planted at four times the standard density, and meticulous vineyard work—mostly undertaken by hand adds to create wines with intensity of flavour which reflect their terroir.”