Rockburn Pinot Noir 2013 and 2014 have been awarded Gold at The Drinks Business Global Pinot Noir Masters in the UK. Once again, the Central Otago boutique producer has made its mark on the world stage picking up two of the three gold medals awarded to Central Otago producers in the 20-30GBP-price bracket at this extensive international blind tasting.

“It’s fantastic to see that our flagship wine is not only highly rated here inn New Zealand but on par with some of the world’s greatest Pinot Noirs,” said general manager, Paul Donaghy. “Michael Cooper rated the 2013 vintage just recently five stars and with this fantastic result we look particularly forward to releasing the 2014 vintage in a few weeks time in June/July.”

Wines are scored out of 100 with those gaining more than 95 points being awarded the top title of Master. Those earning more than 90 points are given a gold medal.