Left Field has been producing many notable winners, most recently for its Hawke’s Bay Rosé and Gisborne Albarino. The Rosé won its first trophy at The New Zealand International Wine Show, with more than 30 Rosés entered into the category with only six receiving a gold medal. “Rosé is currently the fastest growing category in New Zealand,” said winemaker Richard Painter. Painter was just as thrilled that the Left Field Gisborne Albarino won gold and the Champion Other Aromatic Trophy at the International Aromatic Wine Competition 2015. Much like the duel represented on its label, the Gisborne-based wine fought off stiff competition from the Marlborough region.