Mission Estate Winery Strike Gold

Mission Estate Winery has announced 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 and Spirits Competition (IWC and IWSC), reaffirming Mission Estate's commitment to crafting world-class wines that exceed expectations. 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 and IWSC attract the best wines worldwide. In this fiercely competitive environment, the 2019 Huchet Syrah demonstrated its outstanding quality and craftsmanship, receiving a coveted Gold Medal.

Winemaker Paul Mooney said that the accolades received for the 2019 Huchet Syrah at the Global Wine Masters 2022 and the International Wine Challenge, International Wine and Spirits Competition are a testament to the winery’s unwavering commitment to quality winemaking.

"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. The palate 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.