Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017, produced by Māori food and drinks company Kono, has won gold at the 2017 New World Wine Awards.

“We’re really proud to get this recognition from the New World Wine Awards. It is one of the awards that helps people decide what wine they want to buy, drink and try,” Bruce Taylor, Kono Chief Winemaker says.

The gold at the New World Wine Awards joins other recent accolades for Tohu and Aronui wines.

The Tohu Rore Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 won gold at the Bragato Awards, and gold at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

The International Wine and Spirit Competition judges said that the Tohu Rore Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 had “A combination of red fruits - cherry and plum, with a brambly character. The palate adds some violets, spice and cassis notes. The wine is complex and layered with a freshness and rounded tannins leading to a lingering finish.”