Rockburn Strikes Gold Twice at Decanter 2024

Rockburn Strikes Gold Twice at Decanter 2024

(New Zealand): The 2024 Decanter World Wine Award winners have been announced, and Central Otago’s Rockburn has proudly earned two Gold Medals: one for its Rockburn Twelve Barrels Gibbston Pinot Noir 2022 (95 points) and another for its Rockburn The Chosen Hillside Parkburn Pinot Noir 2022 (95 points).

This prestigious award solidifies Rockburn's status as a world-class winery and further validates the exceptional calibre of Pinot Noir crafted by the Rockburn team.

The Decanter World Wine Awards is the largest and most influential wine competition. Judged in London over a week in May, a distinguished panel of 243 leading wine experts, including 20 Master Sommeliers and 61 Masters of Wine from 33 countries, blind-taste over 18,000 wines from 57 countries to highlight the best wines globally.

Only 15 Gold Medals were awarded to New Zealand wines, with Rockburn proudly picking up the only two gold’s given to Central Otago.

Rockburn Winemaker, Malcolm Rees-Francis says, “Being recognised on the world stage with the Decanter World Wine Awards is an incredible honour. It’s the pinnacle of global wines shows and a privilege to be awarded alongside some of the finest wines. The calibre of wines submitted each year is outstanding, and this inspires us every vintage to craft and deliver the very best of Central Otago, to wine lovers around the world."

Rockburn General Manager Tim Severne adds; "The Decanter Awards are a special occasion for us, and we always have our fingers crossed when those results are announced. For Rockburn to be acknowledged with two gold medals is a testament to our winemaking and viticultural teams. It's thrilling to see our Pinot Noirs continue to evolve. I’m eagerly anticipate our 2023 Pinot Noir’s waiting in the wings and the current 2024’s maturing in barrel. Exciting times ahead!"

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