Villa Maria’s Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013 has been awarded the Platinum Medal for best New Zealand Pinot Noir over £15 at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards. Held annually in London, Decanter World Wine Awards is widely recognised as the world’s largest wine competition and this year’s competition had 16,000 entries with 155 of New Zealand’s top Pinot Noirs taking part.

“New Zealand produces some outstanding Pinot Noir so to receive this accolade for our Marlborough Reserve Pinot Noir from over 100 entries is a great achievement,” said Sir George Fistonich, founder of family owned Villa Maria Estate. “Marlborough is becoming known for its Pinot Noir and this award is testament to our vineyard sites, viticulturists and winemaking team.”